BARACK Obama formally left office in January 2017 when he handing over the reins to President Donald Trump. He has kept himself busy since leaving the White House - most recently announcing a deal to make Netflix films with wife Michelle. Here's our guide. What has Barack Obama done since leaving the White House? Barack Obama spent his last day as the US President on January 20, 2017. Obama spent his first week off holidaying in Palm Springs, California, as a guest of the Spanish ambassador. In his second week of leaving the White House, Obama and his wife Michelle headed to billionaire Richard Branson's Moskito Island for a relaxing break. During the holiday he was pictured kite surfing and wrestling with his tycoon pal on Necker Island. But while they have been seen enjoying the kickbacks of a break from Washington DC, Obama has lived up to his word after vowing to be vocal if he saw “core issues” under threat from the Trump presidency. He threw his support … [Read more...] about What has Barack Obama done since leaving office, what is he doing with Netflix and what have other ex-Presidents done?
NETFLIX has struck a ground-breaking deal with President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama to produce hit shows. The couple will work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, documentary films, and multi-million pound feature productions. The couple has created 'Higher Ground Productions,' a company to produce content for Netflix, the streaming service announced. The former president has reportedly told associates he does not intend to use the new platform to wage a public campaign against his successor in the Oval Office. “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix - we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding … [Read more...] about Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to make movies and shows
DONALD Trump heaped praise on both himself and Kim Jong-un for negotiating the release of American prisoners for free. He also took pot shots at Barack Obama who he claimed was forced to pay for hostages to be released, as he addressed supporters in Indiana. The President told the crowd "America is respected again" after he blew up the nuke agreement with Iran and sealed the safe passage of Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Dong-chul. “In all fairness, Obama paid $1.8 billion for hostages,” Trump said during a midterm campaign rally in Elkhart, Indiana. “[The North Korean prisoners] came out for nothing.” Speaking less than a day after their release, the President publicly welcomed the Americans home — and thanked Kim for making it happen. “I think that Kim Jong Un did a great service to himself and to his country by doing this,” Trump said. “Those hostages came out with respect…We didn’t pay for them…They came … [Read more...] about Donald Trump praises himself and Kim Jong-un over prisoner release before ripping into Barack Obama
RAPPER Kayne West has again slammed Barack Obama – for failing to apologise for calling him a “Jackass” nine years ago. The former US president first used the term to describe West when the performer famously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at MTV’s VMA awards in 2009. And Obama also branded him a “Jackass” in April 2012 when he admitted he preferred West’s mentor JAY-Z. During an interview with American presenter Charlamagne the God, West warned Obama: “Don’t tell the world I’m a Jackass." In his message to the politician, he added: "I'm your favourite. But I'm not safe. But that's why you love me. So just tell me you love me. And tell the world you love me. "You know, he never called me to apologize. The same person who sat down with me and my mom, I think should have communicated with me directly and been like, ‘Yo, Ye, you, you know what it is’.” West, who’s recently been posting … [Read more...] about Barack Obama branded Kanye West a ‘jackass’ – and the rapper STILL hasn’t forgiven him nine years later
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Former President Barack Obama is coming to Houston.The 44th president of the United States will take part in the 25th anniversary gala of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 27. Mr. Obama is scheduled to take part in a moderated conversation."2018 is a major milestone for the institute and for all our supporters and friends, without whom we could not have established this prominent public policy forum," noted Baker Institute Director Edward Djerejian in a released statement.The theme of the event is "A Quarter Century: Making History." Attendance at the gala will be by invitation only.Additional information about the event will be released closer to the date. … [Read more...] about Former President Barack Obama to be guest of honor at Rice University event