During the Obamas’ time in the White House, Barack and Michelle were selfishly spending millions of hard-earned tax dollars so that they could fund their own lavish lifestyle. Now they are not in office anymore, and they are still insisting on living extravagantly.
As Fox News reported, the planners of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are getting backlash for some less-than-lofty features in the sprawling complex: there will be a presidential museum, a basketball court, a room for yoga classes and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food”.
The test kitchen is a reference to Michelle’s campaign for healthy eating and lifestyles, and it has been slammed by columnist Ron Grossman as not worthy of the ideals and history for which the presidential center is supposed to stand. This is what he wrote:
“Mr. President, I have to say this: The renderings for your museum are ‘little plans,’ more likely to congeal than stir blood. What brought me up short was a the ‘test kitchen’. I guess that reflects Michelle’s war on junk food. The museum’s champions suggest it could host yoga classes. President Obama, is that how you want to be remembered – the healthy-eating and meditation-advocating president? That’s not how I would want the story to come down to my grandchildren’s children.”
In addition, he encourages the planners to focus on the “revolution” his election stood for, breaking through years and years of racism and exclusion for black Americans.
The former president himself has described his plans for his presidential library as the place being “more like a campus”, with plans to position it as a “premier institution for training the youth in leadership”, which shows how self-centered he is – a simple presidential library wouldn’t be enough for him.