‘SHADE’

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work for Obama in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

“Shade” pairs Souza’s photos with their cor­re­spond­ing tweets, though the orig­i­nal In­sta­gram posts don’t di­rectly ad­dress them. “Peo­ple told me how they used to go back and try to match my posts to Trump’s tweets,” says Souza, who will pro­mote “Shade” Nov. 14 at the Mi­ami Book Fair. “It would help them get through the day, the week, the month.”

Souza also served as the of­fi­cial pho­tog­ra­pher for Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan. “There is no com­par­i­son,” he says. “I’m con­fi­dent in say­ing Rea­gan would be ap­palled by Trump. I still have lots of friends from the Rea­gan ad­min­is­tra­tion who agree with me.”

Souza adds, “With Trump, what you see is a real­ity-show pres­i­dent. What’s hap­pen­ing now is just not the U.S.A. as we know it. With Obama, we had a good per­son in the White House. Peo­ple re­spected Obama, even those who did not agree with his poli­cies. The cur­rent oc­cu­pant is like a car­ni­val barker.”

“The pres­i­dency doesn’t change who you are,” Souza says, quot­ing Michelle Obama. “It re­veals who you are.”

Pete Souza will ap­pear 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14, at the Mi­ami Book Fair at the Chap­man Con­fer­ence Cen­ter (Build­ing 3, sec­ond floor, Room 3210) on the Wolf­son cam­pus of Mi­ami Dade Col­lege, 300 NE Sec­ond Ave., in Mi­ami. Tick­ets cost $40 and in­clude a copy of “Shade: A Tale of Two Pres­i­dents.” Go to Mi­amiBook Fair.com.

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