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Here's What Obama Got Up To On His First Day As A Civilian

Claire Reid

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Here's What Obama Got Up To On His First Day As A Civilian

Having spent the last eight years running the United States, it seems like Obama could probably do with a bit of time off.

In his first tweet as a regular Joe, he announced that he and his wife Michelle would be enjoying a vacation before getting 'back to work' with his new foundation.

So off they were to California to stay with friends for two weeks, and how did he spend his first day as a civvy? Golfing. Good choice.

He went out to the super-swish Porcupine Creek Golf Club in Rancho Mirage. Now, having said he's a normal member of the public, of course, he isn't really and within his entourage he had a bunch of secret service agents, although, he did drive his own golf cart, the Daily Mail noted.

He loves a bit of golf. Credit: PA

After one of his fellow golfers made a particularly good shot, he was awarded with a fist bump from Barack. Nice.

He and Michelle are staying at the mansion of Spanish ambassador James Costos and his husband Michael.

Prior to his game of golf, Obama spent an hour exercising at the Thunderbird Country Club. Fuck that, mate. Have a day off.

What did Trump did on his first day?

I imagine Trump spent a good portion of his first day trying to ignore the 2.9 million protesting against him.

But, protesting aside, he actually crammed in an awful lot on his first day, to his credit, especially considering his first full day was a Saturday. I'd have just stayed in my pjs and picked it all up on Monday.

Firstly, he and his wife Melania visited the Washington National Cathedral for a service, alongside VP Mike Pence.

He visited the CIA headquarters in Virginia where he told officers he had great respect for the agency, which might have been a bit awkward because in the run up to him taking office, Trump had been critical of the service regarding their assertions about Russian election hacking.

Trump denied the cyber attacks from Russia were an attempt to influence the outcome of the election by targeting Hillary Clinton, ABC reports.

Trump speaking at the CIA headquarters. Credit: PA

Whether the CIA will be quick to forgive and forget remains to be seen.

Trump then put together his national security team; James Mattis was sworn into office as defence secretary and General John Kelly as leader of the Homeland Security Department.

Next up a round of phone calls to world leaders, including his neighbours Canada and Mexico. He spoke to Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and arranged to meet them both in the near future. That meeting with Pena Nieto should be interesting...

Perhaps most controversially, on his first day, President Trump signed an order for a 'prompt repeal' for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, which gives more Americans access to affordable health insurance.

Meanwhile the rest of the Trumps enjoyed a bit of bowling at the White House. Is anyone seriously impressed that the White House has its own bowling alley?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Donald Trump, Barack Obama

Claire Reid
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