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This morning, official White House photographer Pete Souza released his favorite photos he took this year. It includes things like Michelle Obama glowing radiantly in a dark classroom, Joe Biden getting pounded by Super Soakers, Barack Obama conversing with a Lego sculpture, Barack Obama crawling around the Oval Office with a baby, Barack Obama looking at a baby, Barack Obama looking at a royal baby, and more. It will wreck you.
But after wiping away the kind of tears that only happen when it’s past noon on a work day and you are still in bed unshowered and have recently eaten a McDonalds’s breakfast biscuit, I noticed something else: In one of the photos, Barack Obama appeared to be standing next to a particularly disheveled heap vaguely resembling a human man.
This disheveled heap turned out to be George Clooney, an actor and human rights activist who is typically associated with handsomeness and sophistication. But after looking at the photo some more, I then realized that this wasn’t George Clooney’s fault. George Clooney looked like George Clooney. The problem was that Barack Obama looked like Barack Obama.
you vs the guy she tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/jNXdhmujJR— Rebecca Jennings (@rebexxxxa) December 30, 2016
Seriously, tell me the hottest person in this photo is George Clooney, a man who is usually the hottest person in most photos (minus the ones with Amal), and who in fact makes his living off of being the hottest person in most photos. You cannot, because that would be a lie.
It’s not even just the shirt. And the shirt is pretty bad. It desperately needs to be tucked in, and Jesus Christ, roll up your sleeves a little messier, huh? Also the tie needs to be both thinner and longer. Never mind, forget the tie.
Really, the problem is that when you wear clothes next to Barack Obama, you look like trash, even when you’re George Clooney. It is a fact that our current president is hotter than people whose job it is to be hot. Let us cherish this while we still can.