Now riddle me this? How do you purchase an $8.1M house after making $400,000 a year as a “public servant”?
Ok, I know the answer to the riddle. Actually there are two answers. The first is the one CNN and MSNBC will give you. It’s because he makes hundreds of thousands giving speeches and writing books. Yeah right, and the Clintons were running a “charitable organization”!
The only reason this guy has all this money is because the power brokers behind the scenes…..the “shadow government” or “deep state” as it has come to be known….believe that by paying him a ridiculous amount of money for a stupid speech or a dopey book, they will get INFLUENCE. It’s trading money for influence.
Everyone expects Obama will go on to do something else. Many suspect he will try to run for head of the U.N. The people who used to donate to the Clinton Foundation have just shifted that money over to Obama and now he can buy an $8.1M house!
Here’s the story, from Yahoo Finance / CNBC:
After calling Washington, D.C. home for eight years, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have put down permanent roots in the city: They officially purchased the mansion they’ve been renting, for $8.1 million, The New York Times reports.
The Obamas’ new-ish neighborhood is Kalorama, an exclusive and wealthy enclave that is home to a host of politicians and diplomats; Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, as well as Rex Tillerson live there.
According to The Washington Post, the price tag makes the Obamas’ new home the second-most expensive in the neighborhood. Jeff Bezos’ $23 million mansion (the former Textile Museum) is No. 1.
Located just two miles from the White House, the Obamas’ new 8,200-square-foot house has nine bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms — plenty of space for the former first family.
Take a look inside, based on these photos from 2014.
A marble floor makes the home feel luxurious from the moment you step in.
The home has two kitchens: One, an eat-in, has stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops.
A second kitchen has a microwave.
There are numerous spaces for the family to kick back and relax, including a formal living room …
… and a family room, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on the grassy backyard.
The master suite fits a king-size bed.
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