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

US President Barack Obama gives the thumbs up as he walks out of the White House in Washington on October 7, 2012 before departing for a campaign swing in California.   AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

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.

Published November 29, 2016

  1. President Barack Obama will appear on the Dec. 15-29 issue of 'Rolling Stone' Magazine
  2. Upon seeing the cover image, everyone's heart-eyed emojis came out in full force
  3. The interview covers Obama's thoughts on his legacy...

    "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."

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04:  U.S. President Barack Obama stands at his desk after signing the H.R.Res.76 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Resolution in the Oval Office August 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. The bill gives emergency supplemental appropriations to provide funding for the Israeli Iron Dome defense.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  4. What he believes happened in the 2016 election...

    "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."

    US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on November 16, 2016 in Athens, Greece.
Obama was on November 16 wrapping up the Greek leg of a farewell European trip with a visit to the Acropolis and an eagerly-awaited speech on democracy before heading to Berlin. On his final visit to Europe as president, Obama has chosen Greece, the "cradle of democracy", as the place to deliver a speech addressing the uncertainties that have led to the rise of populists like Donald Trump. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
  5. What he thinks will come of President-elect Donald Trump...

    "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."

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: President Barack Obama shakes talks with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  6. And the private moments that made it all worthwhile

    "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.

    US President Barack Obama laughs alongside US Vice President Joe Biden as they sit courtside during the first half of the NCAA men's college basketball game between Georgetown and Duke at the Verizon Center in Washington on January 30, 2010.       AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)


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