Obama has been planning a massive birthday party at his mansion on Martha’s Vineyard with hundreds of guests and hundreds of servants.
Unfortunately for him, the public found out about it.
Now, due to the obvious hypocrisy involved, given the government’s constant warnings about COVID, Obama has been forced to downsize.
What a shame.
The New York Post reports:
Obama reportedly scales back 60th birthday party due to Delta surge
Former President Barack Obama has canceled his controversial 60th birthday mega-bash in Martha’s Vineyard, citing the spread of the coronavirus’s Delta variant.
“Due to the new spread of the Delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends,” Obama’s spokeswoman Hannah Hankins said in a statement Wednesday morning, The New York Times reported.
“He’s appreciative of others sending their birthday wishes from afar and looks forward to seeing people soon,” she added.
Obama’s decision follows a report by The Post, which cited a source as saying the former president was creating a public health “nightmare” by trying to get nearly 700 people to his party amid a national surge of the variant and new restrictions.
George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey were among the 475 guests expected to attend alongside about 200 hired hands.
Former top Obama adviser David Axelrod told the Times: “They’ve been concerned about the virus from the beginning, asking invited guests if they had been vaccinated, requesting that they get a test proximate to the event.”
Oh, they were concerned from the beginning? Sure they were.
Jim Jordan makes an excellent point here:
“This is a dangerous super-spreader event.”
“How can someone be so reckless?”
“They’re killing people.”
-The things Democrats would say if this was President Trump’s birthday party. https://t.co/TREe5jKCpI
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 2, 2021
That is absolutely correct.
If it was Trump, people in media would have called him a murderer.