"She Can Move Me To Tears": Barack Obama Lets Down His Guard Watching Aretha Franklin Perform
January 20, 2020
Barack Obama knows there's no shame in real men crying, especially when they're mesmerized by something. Seemingly always stoic Obama has never had any issues containing his emotions, but one time he let himself shed a manly tear when faced with his weakness - watching Aretha Franklin perform.
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Barack Obama was a big fan of Aretha Franklin
The former US President always had a soft spot for The Queen of Soul herself. In a 2016 issue of The New Yorker, Obama shared his appreciation for Franklin with the most complementary words.