It has almost been a year since Barack Obama left the White House, but you wouldn’t know that by his behavior. Every chance Obama gets he tries to steal the limelight away from President Donald Trump to keep the attention on him. Whether Obama is taking million dollar vacations around the world or going to a ball game, he makes sure that the photographers are always focused on him. That was the case just recently when Obama was spotted at a New York City mansion without Michelle Obama in tow and all those cameras caught something else that has stunned everyone.
It is apparent that Barack Obama is not a big fan of the civilian life and misses the days when he was the most powerful man in the world. Over the last year, Obama has been doing his best to keep the attention on him by following President Trump around the globe and putting himself in situations that would give him maximum media exposure. Remember when Obama followed Trump overseas during his first trip as president for the G20 Summit meeting in Germany? Or, how the time Obama met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in a couple of months ago wholly undermining Trump’s position as president.
While Obama’s antics can be chalked up to as an annoyance, the bill that he is handing to the taxpayers is downright disgusting. Everywhere that “Obama the narcissist” goes, he not only has a bevy of photographers snapping his photograph but also an entourage like nothing we have seen in the past. Now, granted, if Obama wants to bring along a massive security detail on his dime that is all well and good, but in this case, the American taxpayer is footing the bill.
That considerable security detail was noticed again when Barack Obama was spotted heading into $35 million mansion Tuesday night. Obama was attending a meeting with high-powered Democrats focused on rebuilding the party after Donald Trump destroyed it last November with his tremendous presidential victory.
Barack Obama arrived at the $35 million duplex with other top Democrat leaders to discuss fundraising options.
Barack Obama arrived at the swanky function with four SUV motorcades, while three additional cars full of Secret Service agents waited outside for hours beforehand.
Secret Service agents arrived ahead of Barack Obama’s arrival.
During the pow-wow meeting of liberal leaders, waiters were seen bringing plates of food to the Secret Service agents outside of the cars while waiting for Obama.
Waiters were seen carrying plates of food to Secret Service agents waiting in SUV’s outside of the duplex.
Not only were the plates of food brought to the Secret Service agents on the taxpayer’s dime, but the American people paid for them to be appropriately garnished.
Here is more from Daily Mail:
President Barack Obama mingled with Democratic leadership and high-powered donors at a New York City mansion on Tuesday, while raising money for the cash-strapped political party.
Democrats are entering the 2018 election cycle amid financial struggles, with many donors declining to give after the party’s devastating loss to Donald Trump in 2016.
Even the fundraising event on Tuesday night, which benefited the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the House Senate Victory Fund, drew few attendees, according to photos captured exclusively by DailyMail.com.
The fundraiser was held at the palatial Upper East Side duplex owned by Dennis Mehiel, a former candidate for New York lieutenant governor and major Democratic donor.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer co-hosted the event.
Obama sported a casual look with no tie and his top shirt button undone, along with an all-black suit and black shoes.
He carried a coffee cup as he strolled into the venue with his Secret Service detail.
The former president arrived with four SUV motorcades, while three additional cars full of Secret Service agents waited outside for hours beforehand.
Waiters were seen bringing plates of food out to the Secret Service during the event.
Even the appearance of President Obama, usually a major draw for party contributors, brought only a handful of attendees to the event on Tuesday.
Many Democratic donors have reportedly closed their wallets after the party poured a record $1.5 billion into Hillary Clinton’s losing 2016 presidential campaign.
The party is in rebuilding mode, but donors are reportedly concerned that Democratic leadership has yet to provide an ‘autopsy’ of the presidential loss and a detailed plan to move the party forward, according to Politico.
The fundraiser was held at the home of Dennis Mehiel, a 10,000-square-foot duplex at the Carhart Mansion in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The space was put on the market for $35 million in 2014.
The left is continually attacking President Trump for his security costs, but currently, he is the president of the United States and deserves that protection from those who wish to cause him harm. Also, President Trump donates his paycheck right back to the people so really, his security detail isn’t costing much more to the people, but guess what? Barack Obama’s is.
The amount of security detail Obama is bringing around with him is absurd, and the fact that he is flaunting it to the public is equally as disgusting. There is no reason that Barack Obama needs that amount of security with him at all times considering that he is not in any real danger. Now is the time that Barack Obama starts to act like the civilian he is and not the president he wishes he still was, but what can we expect with someone as arrogant as he is.
H/T [Daily Mail]