#ManCrushMonday: President Barack Obama
To commemorate this year’s Father’s Day, our FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, posted a throwback picture of her husband and President of the United States, Barack Obama, with his two then toddler daughters on her Instagram.
“Thinking today and every day about the father of these two. Happy Father’s Day! – MO,” she captioned. The two didn’t get to spend the special day together, as Mr. President was in Southern California and Michelle was traveling back from Italy with her girls and mother.
So we at Mommynoire decided to piggyback off of Mo’s beautiful and thoughtful gesture and, a day after Father’s Day, celebrate our President by making him our Man Crush Monday pick of the week.
In case you don’t already know enough about our POTUS’ background, here’s a briefer. Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4th, 1961. He is the first African American to hold the office, as well as the 44th and current President of the United States. Despite some criticism from naysayers, Obama was reelected for a second term in office on November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was sworn in on January 20, 2013.
Most recently in the headlines, Obama is being criticized for using the N-word to decry racism in this country, following the fatal shooting of nine churchgoers at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, at the hands of 21-year-old Dylann Roof, a white man. During an interview for the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” O bluntly stated:
“Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n****r in public,” Obama said. “That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”
For the record, we at Mommynoire don’t see anything wrong with our African American President using this word to make a smart and eloquent point about race relations in this country. Just sayin’.
With that said, check out these 15 flicks of our leader and leave your comments below. Happy belated Father’s Day, Mr. President!