So as we are sure many of you heard, the recent portraits of the Obamas have been publicly revealed and capture the commanding presence and charisma of the man and his wife quite perfectly. Of course, with Barack Obama being the charming man he is, he couldn’t help but take this opportunity to poke a little fun at himself.
While talking about portrait (painted by artist Kehinde Wiley, who KNOWS to dress) during unveiling, Obama said to press:
“He listened very thoughtfully to what I had to say before doing exactly what he always intended to do. I tried to negotiate less gray hair, but Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow it. I tried to negotiate smaller ears and struck out on that as well.”
Self-deprecation is something our current leader doesn’t even know a thing about, truth be told. And seeing this moment was a refreshing reminder that not all hope is lost. Only three years or so left and maybe we can fix this mess we’re in.