It has not taken long for President Barack Obama to get used to the idea of taking a vacation. The former commander in chief is not only taking time off but he’s doing it in some serious style. Just this morning Sir Richard Branson posted a video called “Richard vs Barack” that features the two of them surfing near Moskito Island. According to Esquire and Uproxx
In early February, photos and videos surfaced on Twitter depicting a content, backwards hat-wearing President Barack Obama on vacation with Michelle Obama somewhere in the Virgin Islands. They were accompanied by British billionaire (and Donald Trump survivor) Richard Branson, who was playing host to the former First Couple on his very own private island, according to Esquire and other outlets. As Huffington Post’s Philip Lewis put it, “Obama’s on vacation with the hat backwards. He’s never coming back.”
“One of the first stories Barack told me when he and Michelle arrived on Moskito Island was how, just before he became President, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii,” wrote Branson on his personal blog. “When he came in from an exhilarating session, the new head of his security team turned to him and said: ‘This will be the last time you surf for eight years.’ For the next eight years he didn’t have the chance to surf.”
That’s all changed as Barack Obama has taken to the waves again. Not only did Branson and Obama go surfing. They went kite surfing. With everything going on in the United States right now, it could very well be a while before Barack decides to step foot on continental U.S. soil. Can you blame him? Seriously, can you blame this guy? I have a feeling Donald Trump might want to switch places with Barack Obama right about now.
Check out “Richard vs. Barack” below: