Comments from the Secret Service on pictures and video of President Obama at the gym:
- The referenced images and video of the President exercising were taken during an “off the record”, or unscheduled, movement at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw gym.
- Hotel guests were not asked to leave the gym during this off the record movement, nor were they asked to refrain from taking pictures.
- All guests entering the hotel are screened prior to entry.
- Secret Service agents were in proximity to the President while he was in the gym.
- This is no different than if the President visited a restaurant off the record and other diners took pictures of him.