Obama Aging

President Barack Obama addressing a joint session of Congress in 2009 (left) and delivering his final State of the Union address in 2016 (right). Image Source: imgur

The past seven years have done a number on President Barack Obama. A simple side-by-side comparison of his 2009 joint session of Congress with his final State of the Union address, this month, shows just how much eight years in the White House can age a person.

Obama, of course, isn’t the only president to look like he’s aged three times the number of years that actually elapsed during his presidency. His aging, however, is certainly one of U.S. history’s most dramatic examples.

For more astounding material on the U.S. presidency, check out the 21 most shocking things said by U.S. presidents, or look ahead to this November’s election with this look at which candidates lie the most.

Nickolaus Hines
Nickolaus Hines is a freelance writer in New York City. He graduated from Auburn University, and his recent bylines can be found at Men's Journal, Inverse, and Grape Collective.
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