One of the things I’ll miss most about President Obama being in office is the obvious friendship, brotherhood, and admiration that exists between Obama and Biden. Vice President Biden shared this today: For eight years, I’ve had the privilege to stand with my friend and brother, to fight alongside him to make sure every single American has a chance to get ahead. I really mean it when I say Barack is one of the finest presidents we have ever had…. I’ve been so proud to stand side-by-side with Barack on our march toward a more perfect union. Let’s keep marching. Read the entire lovefest on his Facebook page here.
This is hilarious and awkward and very amusing to me: The amazing story of Donald Trump’s old spokesman, John Barron — who was actually Donald Trump himself. In the 1980s, when reporters called the Trump Organization to request an interview with the boss, they were sometimes referred to a spokesman, instead. That a busy and image-conscious executive such as Donald Trump would place a buffer between himself and the media was hardly unusual, but there was a twist: The spokesman, John Barron, was actually Trump, hiding behind a fake name. Also, this by Nora Ephron on Trump from back in 1989 is interesting and informative, considering: Here is what interests me about Donald Trump: He wants to be famous. He wants people to talk about him. He wants people to notice him. He wants people to write about him. He wants people to ask him for autographs and recognize him and invade his privacy; not that he seems to have any privacy; he doesn’t even seem to have a single solitary thought he manages to …
Please take a moment to look at this amazing sister moment: In life, you are either a Sasha or a Malia when meeting a celebrity. Never both. pic.twitter.com/wNFrTCXHE2 — Brandi Edwards (@BrandiInIndy) March 12, 2016 The face and the double thumbs up Malia is aiming at Sasha is… THE BEST. So, so, so sister. ❤ (Also, I’m a total Malia.)
Did you catch Canada’s Prime Minster Trudeau making the rounds with President Obama yesterday? They held a joint press conference that’s worth checking out: Because I mean, it’s this guy: Later in the day, they got dressed up for a State Dinner (and look at Michelle!): And that’s when the Internet noticed their friendly relationship and #Trubama happened: At the State Dinner they took turns giving toasts full of friendship and gentle ribbing and adorable smiles: For more that will make you want to do heart eyes at PM Trudeau: 5 Reasons To Love Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau (ThinkProgress).
She’s so great, and that dress is fantastic. They’re lovely together, clearly happily married, and that’s so nice to see in such a public couple.
Listen, I’m pretty sure one item on fourth-quarter-Obama’s Presidential To Do List says “troll Sarah’s dad” because: “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I would win.” CNN’s headline interpretation of that makes it even better: I could win 3rd term if I ran again. Look out, King Obama’s on his way! MY DAD CAN’T HANDLE THIS, Y’ALL. 😂😂😂
Did you watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last night? President Obama continues to have great comedic timing, a fantastic ability to laugh at himself, and isn’t afraid to call people out. (Love it!) Cecily strong was pretty great too. “I solemnly swear not to talk about Hillary’s appearance because that is not journalism.” Yasss Cecily! #WHCD — Katie Poole (@katiepoole912) April 26, 2015 If you can’t find a full video somewhere, CNN has a nice list of some of President Obama’s best jokes. And NPR’s got a few too, including a bit of an explanation on Luther the anger translator. (Do you watch Key & Peele? They’re great!)