Trevor Noah: Obama's Smile Looks Like He's 'About To Go Insane'

“You see that smile? That’s not joy."

Trevor Noah is confident that President Barack Obama will be remembered long after his term officially ends in January. If not for his policies, then for the frequent touching of his own face.

“The Daily Show” host noticed the president’s hands-on approach on Wednesday during his speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Before the speech, there was a short film discussing the major events of Obama’s two terms in office. The video left its mark on Noah, but not in the way Democratic Party officials might like.

“You realize after watching that video ... how much more than any other president in this country’s history Barack Obama has touched his face,” Noah said.

A brief look at HuffPost photo libraries revealed Noah is right: Obama does touch his face a lot, as this gallery shows.

  • Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
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  • JOHANNES EISELE via Getty Images

Noah also saw some other things on the president’s face, besides his own fingers, during the DNC speech.

“You see that smile?” Noah said. “That’s not joy. That’s the laugh of someone who’s about to go insane.”



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