Barack Obama, the 44th president of the US, celebrated his 58th birthday on Martha’s Vineyard Sunday.
According to a couple of resources who requested not to be named, he is back in his favored holiday spot in addition to a video published on social media of Barack Obama at his favorite excursion pastime — golfing at Farm Neck. A video shows him driving his own golf cart and playing in a foursome that protected former Boston Celtics player Ray Allen and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. During one clip, Obama can be seen waving as he drives away.
Since he turned into first elected in 2008, Obama has come to the Island with his wife, Michelle, and their daughters Malia and Sasha. It’s not clear if the entire family is at the Island, but golfing, cycling, and consuming out at Nancy’s, Red Cat, Cardboard Box, and Garde East are normally a part of his itinerary. He first got here to the Island as a relative unknown in 2004 for a fundraiser.
Last yr, Barack and Michelle Obama left the Cardboard Box on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs to wild cheers.
Obama overlooked one year whilst he changed into strolling for re-election.
Though he hasn’t tweeted due to the fact Aug. 1, Obama did make news late final month whilst he praised individuals of his management for continuing efforts to fight for a higher America in an op-ed signed using nearly 150 African Americans that slammed President Donald Trump for latest racist assaults against 4 girls of color in Congress.
“I’ve usually been pleased with what this crew performed during my administration. But more than what we did, I’m proud of how they’re persevering with to combat for an America that’s higher,” Obama wrote on his Twitter account after the op-ed seemed.
On Monday, Obama posted on Facebook approximately the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, presenting condolences to the sufferers’ households and calling for politicians to behave on gun reform. “No other advanced state tolerates the ranges of gun violence that we do. Every time this occurs, we’re advised that tougher gun laws received’t forestall all murders; that they won’t forestall every deranged character from getting a weapon and taking pictures harmless human beings in public places,” he wrote. “But the proof suggests that they can prevent some killings. They can keep some families from heartbreak. We are not helpless right here. And till anybody rises and demands on keeping public officers chargeable for changing our gun legal guidelines, those tragedies will maintain taking place.”
He also expressed difficulty about the suspected motivation in the back of the killings. “There are indications that the El Paso shooting follows a risky fashion: stricken people who embrace racist ideologies and notice themselves obligated to behave violently to preserve white supremacy. As the fans of ISIS and other overseas terrorist agencies, those individuals may additionally act on my own; however, they’ve been radicalized through white nationalist web sites that proliferate on the Internet,” he wrote.
Without citing him by using call, Obama appeared to point at President Donald Trump together with his feedback. “We must soundly reject language popping out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize folks that don’t appear to be us, or endorse those different people, along with immigrants, threaten our way of lifestyles, or consult with other people as sub-human, or suggest that America belongs to simply one sure kind of humans,” he wrote.
Last Thursday, Michelle Obama was trending on Twitter for a while filmmaker Michael Moore advised she might “overwhelm” President Trump in a race for the White House in 2020.
But in a tale published the following day within the National, Amtrak’s magazine, she ended any speculation that she would be a part of the crowded Democratic field. “Just among us, and the readers of this mag — there’s 0 threat,” Michelle Obama became quoted as announcing.
Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to Obama and a Vineyard ordinary, published a photograph of fried seafood at Nancy’s in Oak Bluffs on Sunday and wrote, “Heaven on this planet.”
Recently, Obama has centered his power on All at the Line, a marketing campaign runs via his employer, Organizing for Action. The campaign is devoted to expanding vote casting get entry to communities throughout the united states of America by ending the practice of gerrymandering.