Look: He's a Real Crowd Pleaser! People Can't Get Enough of Barack Obama's 'Rolling Stone' Cover

As his approval rating booms, POTUS speaks on his legacy.
  • President Barack Obama will appear on the Dec. 15-29 issue of 'Rolling Stone' Magazine

  • Upon seeing the cover image, everyone's heart-eyed emojis came out in full force

  • The interview covers Obama's thoughts on his legacy...

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    Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    "When I turn over the keys to the federal government to the next president of the United States," Obama told interviewer Jann S. Wenner. "I can say without any equivocation that the country is a lot better off: The economy is stronger, the federal government works better, and our standing in the world is higher. And so I can take great pride in the work we've done. I can take great satisfaction in the people we've helped."

  • What he believes happened in the 2016 election...

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    Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

    (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    "You start reading folks saying, 'Oh, you know, working-class families have been neglected,' or 'Working-class white families have not been paid attention to by Democrats,'" Obama told Rolling Stone. "Actually, they have. What is true, though, is that whatever policy prescriptions that we've been proposing don't reach, are not heard, by the folks in these communities. And what they do hear is Obama or Hillary are trying to take away their guns or they disrespect you."

  • What he thinks will come of President-elect Donald Trump...

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    Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

    (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

    "I think sitting behind that desk is sobering, and that it will have an impact on him as it has on every president," said President Obama. "But I think the most important constraint on any president is the American people themselves, of an informed citizenry that is active and participating and engaged."

  • And the private moments that made it all worthwhile

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    SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

    (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    "I think the thing that I will miss the most about this place, the thing that can get me sentimental — and I try not to get too nostalgic, because I still got a bunch of work to do — it's the team we built here. The number of young people in this place who are just amazing," Obama told Wenner.

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