Former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama are adored by many. Now that Barack is no longer US president, many wonder what they are are up to since Barack left office. Interestingly, the couple went on a grand vacation and it looked like they had so much fun. Check out what happened during their first trip without the presidential bodyguards.
Barack And Michelle Obama Enjoying Much Needed Vacation
After eight long years, the first couple are finally taking some much needed down time. A report from Mirror revealed that the former first couple went on an island vacation since leaving the White House. The trip was hosted by British billionaire Richard Branson. There were even snaps showing Barack and Michelle Obama relaxing near the famous Necker resort, as they arrived aboard Branson’s private jet.
Reportedly, the couple “looked so happy and relaxed as they soaked up the Caribbean sun.” The former president replaced his suit and tie with a casual getup. The former first lady on the other hand, wore her hair in braids under a sun hat and kept her classy flair in a white sundress.
When they get back from the trip, the Obamas will move into a nine-bedroom mansion in Washington DC. Their new home is situated just two miles away from the White House. Records show that their new mansion was bought last May 2014 for a whopping $5.3 million.
“We’re going to have to stay a couple of years in DC probably so Sasha can finish,” Barack said in March. “Transferring someone in the middle of high school? Tough.”
Obama's on vacation with the hat backwards. He's never coming back. pic.twitter.com/RUakcwwgtT
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 1, 2017
Barack And Michelle Obama: Obama Speaks Up About Protests
Former president Barack Obama also spoke up for the first time since Donald Trump’s inauguration. He offered his encouragement to those protesting against the new president’s controversial Muslim ban. In a statement, he said how these were “exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”
The Independent notes how Obama “fundamentally disagrees” with the ongoing issues of discrimination. He opposes what’s happening that targets people based on their religion. Obama’s spokesman Kevin Lewis said that the former president “is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities.”
“Obama spoke about the important role of citizens and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy,” Lewis said.
Former President Barack Obama, out of office 10 days, speaks out against immigration ban https://t.co/AwosASpfAq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 31, 2017