Barack Obama left office in late January of 2017, and people are either in tears from their joy or sadness. But does Obama care? Probably not.
He’s served his country for eight years, and he’s tried his best to be a presidential paragon.
While Donald Trump fumbles his way through bureaucratic red tape, Obama spends time with the people he loves the most.
1. Throwing a Party
Obama’s been catered by the White House staff for two terms, so people might think the former senator’s in a period of maladjustment. But he’s more comfortable now than ever. Valerie Jarrett, his former senior advisor, says, “He is enjoying a lower profile where he can relax, reflect and enjoy his family and friends.”
2. Going to a Play
Obama and his daughter, Malia, have rubbed elbows with the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé Knowles, and Prince William. But they felt the most comfortable at a theatre; they were watching Arthur Miller’s The Price, but they were almost bum-rushed by a crowd. “To escape the spotlight, the Obamas have taken multiple vacations since leaving the White House,” an article relays.
3. Vacations Galore
The Obamas will have the limelight for the rest of their lives, so they’re coping with the reality as best as they can. A therapeutic outlet for the family has been travelling abroad; they even stayed on an island formerly owned by The Godfather’s Marlon Brando. “He jetted off to Tetiaroa. He plans an extended stay there to start writing his White House memoir,” an article informs.
4. Building a Library
Obama went to Chicago, Illinois, to meet with Torrey Barrett and others about the construction of his library. The men exchanged pleasantries, and their meeting was a success. Barrett commented on how Obama acted more like a friendly civilian than a lofty politician. “When he saw me, it wasn’t a traditional handshake. It was actually a dap, where we shook hands and patted on the back at the same time,” the businessman recalls.
5. Educating their Children
The Obamas will live in Washington, D.C., until their daughters leave for college. They’re making a huge sacrifice, and their friends are in awe. “People admire and respect the decision that Barack and Michelle Obama made as parents to minimize the disruption to their children,” Al Gore, an active environmentalist and former vice president, states.