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Will Leitch gets misty for Obama after watching The Way I See It, a documentary about former White House photographer Pete Souza, now an anti-Trump activist. The nostalgia trip is glorious but also strikingly faded, Leitch writes, “a sort of ‘Behind The Music: The Obama Years.’” And when the action cuts from Souza’s photos of Obama to the way we see Trump today, the distance between then and now feels far greater than four years.

“I truly believed that my children would someday ask me what it was like to be alive when Barack Obama was president. It’s fair to say that, if they ever ask me what it was like to live through any particular president’s time…

Brendan Vaughan

Brendan Vaughan

Editor in Chief, GEN by Medium. Previously: Random House Publishing Group, GQ, Condé Nast Portfolio, Esquire