January 20, 2017. It was a big day for pretty much everyone in the country. Trump's inauguration brought with it strong emotions and reactions from both sides of the aisle. Most people have been pretty honest about how they felt on the day the Obamas left the White House and ushered in the Trumps. But one thing we haven't heard yet is how former President Barack Obama was actually feeling on that day — until now, that is.
The inauguration was obviously a huge day for all of us.
But it was even bigger for the four people at the very center of the thing: the Obamas and the Trumps. The Obamas were officially leaving the White House — their home for the past eight years. The Trumps, meanwhile, were just about to move in.
And then there were the Clintons, who had lived in the White House before and were given the final evidence of the fact that they wouldn’t be moving back in.
Because the Internet is the Internet, it managed to communicate through memes what these people were thinking.
A lot of us related hard to Michelle’s amazing side-eye.
There was also all that hubbub about George W. Bush's poncho struggles.
Was he actually struggling with that poncho, or was he just trying to hide his tears? We may never know.
Internet memes aside, we’ve found ourselves thinking often about how former President Barack Obama felt as he passed the baton onto Donald Trump. Luckily for us, he’s finally spoken out about that day.
It was done as part of his interview with Prince Harry.
On Wednesday, December 27, the BBC aired Prince Harry’s interview with Barack Obama. The two have been friends for years, so the Internet was obviously excited to finally hear the two of them bro out together.
Prince Harry started things off by asking the important questions:
Obama revealed that he hasn’t seen White House Down OR Olympus Has Fallen, but he does miss the White House’s movie theater. When asked to choose between boxers or briefs, the president demurred. He had no problem sharing his preference for Michael Jordan over LeBron James, though. “I’m a Chicago guy,” he said.
After the fun “This or That?” intro, Prince Harry got down to brass tacks and asked about the inauguration.