They Cry, Too: Six Occasions When World Leaders Gave In to Their Emotions

Politicians are used to concealing their feelings, but sometimes even they can get very emotional. Below are several occasions when world leaders were spotted crying in public.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

On March 4, 2012, Vladimir Putin was re-elected Russian president for the third time. The next day, when he made a speech at a rally of his supporters at the Manege Square in Moscow, he was so touched that he was unable to hold back his tears. Later he said that the tears were caused by a strong wind (see cover photo).

Former US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama was caught crying publicly several times. On January 5, 2016, he started crying during his speech dedicated to a new US gun law. Obama recalled the massacre in Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children had been killed. “Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad,” Obama said.

On January 11, 2017, Obama got very emotional during his farewell speech, saying words of gratitude to his wife Michelle. “Michelle — for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend,” he confessed.

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