Michelle Obama was a lightning rod for controversy during her eight years as First Lady.
Now she is at the center of another uproar.
But you won’t believe who is criticizing her and her husband now.
Since leaving the White House, the Obama’s have been living the high life.
The family recently closed on an $8.1 million dollar purchase of a home in Washington, D.C.
Barack Obama has been raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars per speech as a paid speaker.
Now the family is taking extravagant vacations.
And the left is not happy.
Fox News reports:
“The Democratic base is growing increasingly frustrated with former President Barack Obama’s actions after leaving office, including a seemingly endless tour of millionaire and billionaire luxury retreats, according to Democrats and activists contacted by Fox News.
Ex-presidents, understandably and un-controversially, go on vacations immediately after leaving office. But the level of luxury the Obamas enjoy on their vacations is unprecedented for a modern-day president, say travel experts.
Since leaving office in late January, Obama has visited late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; the Four Seasons in Bali — where rooms cost upward of $2,000 per night; a Palm Springs estate; Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island; the exclusive Mid Pacific Country Club in Oahu; the 13th-century Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany; and the Rising Sun, Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen’s private yacht.
“These are some of the most luxurious travel destinations in the world. Many of our clients spend tens of thousands of dollars or more to stay at these resorts, which cater to the most discriminating and demanding guests,” said Kendra Thornton, travel expert and owner of luxury travel agency Royal Travel. “For example, Necker Island has a nightly price tag of $80,000. Anyone who stays at these properties does so because they want the best of the best.”
Michelle Obama was routinely criticized by conservatives for her outrageous vacations as First Lady.
But now the Obama’s lifestyle is attracting the scorn of a new and unexpected antagonist.
The Obama’s lavish post-White House lifestyle is raising the ire of Democratic activists and some left-wing pundits.
Fox News also reports:
“Left-wing activists told Fox News they are troubled by what they see as a trend by Obama to distance himself from the base of the party. It’s not just vacations. The president also has enjoyed hefty fees for speeches to prominent Wall Street firms. It’s all part of a trend, they say, of Obama trying to join the fabled 1 percent.
“Obama is not as wealthy or as conservative as Trump, George W. Bush, or George H.W. Bush, but he enjoys what used to be called ‘the lifestyle of the rich and famous,’” said Dr. David Michael Smith of the Houston Socialist Movement. “I am not surprised by Obama’s several recent foreign vacations. As president, he disappointed millions of supporters who hoped he would be a strong advocate for working-class people.”
“I’ll tell you who should kick back a little less,” said HBO host John Oliver in an interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night Monday. “This might be controversial – I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation with Richard Branson. Just tone it down with the kite-surfing pictures. I’m glad he’s having a nice time – America is on fire.”
Oliver then pointed out that President Obama was accused of being out of touch with the American people during his presidency.
“I’m not sure he’s ever been more out of touch than he is right now,” Oliver said.”
The Obama’s are typical liberals.
They rail on about the greed of the “one percent” and demand to redistribute others wealth, all while enjoying every ounce of the fruits of their great wealth.