He sits at the Resolute Desk, an intensely serious look on his face as he holds up an executive order for the camera pan. He looks stern, even dour, his frown contrasting with the smiles on the pale faces behind him.
(📷: Olivier Douliery /Getty Images via WIRED) Perhaps he thinks the no-nonsense, down-to-business approach looks presidential. Maybe he thinks voters don’t want to see anything else. It could be he thinks he needs only show up for a photo to appear presidential. Whatever the case, Trump—a man who is very much of the moment—seems to view photographs as self-serving opportunities to shine, not documents preserving history for future generations.