“It may seem trivial, but it’s not,” Obama said. “I say this because... one of the weird things about becoming president is I found that people were no longer looking me in the eye and shaking my hand.”
Obama’s selfies are often with the likes of royals and celebrities. But still, we can’t blame the guy for craving some actual facetime.
But the former president isn’t totally against them: He’s notably acquiesced to selfies with Red Sox player David Ortiz and a pair of young brothers in the White House. He once even appeared to participate in arranging the camera for a selfie with the British and Danish prime ministers.
Still, we’d opt for a face-to-face chat with him any day.