An Inside Look At The Obama Presidency Through Pete Souza’s Lens | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Pete Souza spent 8 years as the chief White House photographer for the Obama presidency, building a bond that allowed him access to major events, both professional and personal. His work is the subject of a new documentary, “The Way I See It,” premiering on MSNBC Friday, October 16 at 10pm ET. Souza joins Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about Barack Obama’s bond with Joe Biden, the intensity of the Osama bin Laden raid and what it was like to introduce his mother to the commander-in-chief. Aired on 10/13/2020.
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66 Comments on "An Inside Look At The Obama Presidency Through Pete Souza’s Lens | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. I miss Obama.

  2. And all of this because a few good men have not confronted , removed or lived up to their oaths. Trump an absolute failure as president is apparent to all . And those most responsible, closest to the seat of power, behaved like collaborators. Just a few good men . Are any Republicans prepared to seize a moment of reconciliation, a cease in hostilities, a moment of national reflection. Just a ..

  3. The Political Talk | October 14, 2020 at 12:22 AM | Reply

    The Republican party is a conspiracy theory

  4. The best President ever❤❤❤❤❤🇺🇲🇺🇲Love Bama

  5. We have an opportunity and duty to build a better future, one worth living in, protecting and caring about. Each of us has a voice,
    together Our voices are seismic. Vote
    Grow Biden and Ourselves , America Together.

    • More now than ever before. Never in my lifetime have I ever seen a greater reason for the country to vote a president out. He never was a president, actually. Hence the reason I use a lower case “P” when I use the word “President” when his name is in the same sentence or even implied. He’s just a parasite on society. Vote Bide/Harris and just get it done.

  6. Senators redeem yourselves by voting “No” on confirmation, extend an olive branch and focus on the nation’s needs.

  7. I saw President Obama at a campaign event in 2012. The man truly embodies decency and love of country. I will never forget it. There will never be another one like him.

  8. Everyone that voted for Obama will vote for Biden; everyone who has come to despise Trump over the last 4 years will vote for Biden. Trump is going to suffer an epic, record-shattering, historical loss.

    It’s time for the country to begin the healing process.

    • Time's Up John | October 14, 2020 at 4:02 AM | Reply

      Just remember you’re voting for 12 years of Kamala. Apologize to you kids in advance…they will NEVER enjoy the same freedoms that you took for granted.

    • “Time’s Up John”:
      You’re entitled to your ridiculous opinions.

    • Americans can be brutal at the polls. Vote this orange dictator out.

    • @Time’s Up John oh like we have so much freedom now!😳 I’m not sure if you know this but it’s a pandemic and your Brain dead president don’t care and we are all dying so stop it with your BS! and all that nonsense about freedom we’re gonna be better off when that pumpkin head is out of office him and his ragdoll of a wife and his dumb kids! Now you have yourself a good day.

    • ArizonaWillful | October 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM | Reply

      @Time’s Up John Name 1 freedom that she has ever taken away. Name other freedoms she will take away.

  9. Trump has a better relationship with Putin than he has with Pence.

    • Time's Up John | October 14, 2020 at 3:59 AM | Reply

      LOL…you’re forgetting Biden was bought for 3.5 million via Hunter. But that was the VP Office that was bought. Kamala’s net worth will increase accordingly for the POTUS office.

    • He has a better relationship with Putin than he has with Melania!

    • Kinda like when Obama was caught on hot mic telling Russia that he would have more room to work with Putin after the election? Kinda like that?

  10. Obama should have installed Merrick Garland by executive order. He was naive about how cut-throat politics could be and we’re all suffering for it.

    • He had too much faith in those who aren’t humans

    • SANDRA ALDERETE | October 14, 2020 at 8:19 AM | Reply

      Well he is a man of integrity and honor and scotus is not chosen on election years. I will always have so much respect for Barack and Michelle Obama. People of integrity!

    • A president can’t use an executive order to appoint a Supreme Court justice. The Senate must confirm. Trump tosses out EOs like candy to appear to be doing something, but often an executive order doesn’t do much. I know, I worked for an agency that received executive orders many times over my long career, but we always had to back them up with actual laws.

    • Unfortunately ,decent people tend to think other people are decent too… vie!

    • Kanez Williams | October 14, 2020 at 7:20 PM | Reply

      Being the “First Black President”, I, personally feel, sometimes he took the gentleman way out, because he didn’t want them to say,” Look at what this N***er is doing, sadly they were saying that anyway (Moscow Mitch and Leningrad Lindsey are the klan.)

  11. Obama.The Real President
    Trump.The Fake President
    Biden.The Next President

    • Yes!!!!!OHGOD,YES!!!!!

    • Absolutely. They are true friends to this very day. Why would anyone want a friend like trump. Unless you kiss his feet and don’t disagree that’s the only way you can remain in his circle. There’ll be no photos with trump and pence unless it’s Pence kissing his boots.

    • Cecile Joubert | October 14, 2020 at 5:57 AM | Reply

      OMG! You are not serious!

    • Time's Up John | October 14, 2020 at 6:47 AM | Reply

      @Cecile Joubert Sadly they ARE serious. Warn your children that propaganda does indeed work on a “educated” society.

  12. This will be a small detail when the chapter on t’rump is written by historians, but notice how in 4 years there are ZERO pictures of t’rump doing anything in the White House. Not working, not talking or meeting with people, not even candid family shots with Melania. He literally did no work between the 5 hours of Executive Time, no meetings before lunch, and gone to play golf every weekend.

  13. Margraret Curtis | October 14, 2020 at 12:54 AM | Reply

    We have a picture pres Obama in our house.

  14. Damian Quintana | October 14, 2020 at 12:56 AM | Reply

    Melancholy will get us nowhere right now. We need to Focus, VOTE the GOP Out! The Swamp is starting to affect property prices from the Stench..

  15. 88% of congress is up for re-election next month!

    Voting is 100% more effective than complaining on the internet.

  16. Miss Mr. Obama… However, feeling real good about Mr. Biden:) I think everything will be A-okay.

  17. What a beautiful memory for you and your Mother

  18. Bunker Baby dRumph | October 14, 2020 at 1:54 AM | Reply

    I sure miss the calm, steady, safe & sound stewardship of Barrack Obama. Man oh man I miss Obama & those relatively normal times!

    • I hate the Rs blocked so much if what he tried to do.

    • @jean reynolds mitch blocked 8 years during Obama’s adminstration, and mitch has blocked 4 years under trump. Vote mitch out, and we might get some real work done for the people.

  19. Take a good look at that picture from The Situation Room. Those are real adults handling a situation in a way only real adults can. The present administration can only dream of handling issues/conflicts like that. The level of incompetence is just mind-blowing with this administration,. Time to clean house. VOTE!

    • What I find amazing about the photo is that the president is not in the center of the room. He let Brigadier General Webb to take the helm, which Trump would never do in a million years. He’s always ME ME ME

  20. ღSwnsasyღ _ | October 14, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

    I love the way he captured Obama. His photos are beautiful and very tasteful..

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