After they left the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama shocked everyone by choosing to rent a mansion nearby in Washington D.C. On Thursday, the former first couple did something that shows that they have no intention of leaving Washington anytime soon.
Western Journalism reported that the Obamas just purchased the 8,200-square-foot Kalorama mansion they’ve been renting since their exit from the White House for $8.1 million. They plan to stay there for at least two and a half more years, ostensibly so that their daughter Sasha can finish high school in Washington.
“Given that the president and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property,” said Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis.
However, many believe the Obamas are actually staying in Washington to keep an eye on Donald Trump while they build a shadow government that they hope will rise up against him.
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