While former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama claim to be champions of real Americans, their new presidential library proves how self-serving and entitled they actually are.
In another effort to remain relevant, the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago has new plans and features that were just released to the public, and many have already pointed out one major caveat.
Aiming to take on an activity-center vibe, Obama’s presidential library will have a museum, basketball court, have yoga classes, and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food.”
So Obama’s presidential library will be more focused on being an activity center in the heart of the one of the most violent cities in the country.
Chicago Tribune columnist Ron Grossman was not happy about this center, writing that the “test kitchen” wasn’t worthy of the history and ideals for which a presidential library should stand for.
“Mr. President, I’ve got to tell you: The renderings for your museum are ‘little plans,’ more likely to congeal than stir blood,” he wrote.
“What brought me up short was a space in the adjoining Forum building labeled ‘test kitchen.’ Presumably that reflects Michelle Obama’s war on junk food. The museum’s champions similarly suggest it could host yoga classes,” he wrote. “President Obama, is that how you want to be remembered? As the healthy-eating and meditation-advocating president?”
He added, “That’s not how I want the story to come down to my grandchildren’s children.”
Grossman’s not wrong, as a presidential library should be filled with historical significance and used as an educationally inspiring center, but the Obama’s are more focused on creating multi-million dollar yoga classes and basketball courts.
In May, even Obama described the center as “more like a campus,” with plans to possibly transition the center to a “premier institution for training young people in leadership.”
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021, but not many appear to be thrilled by the former first family’s center–or should we say tribute to their own arrogance?
Perhaps Obama realized he doesn’t have any meaningful accomplishments to detail and feature in his center.
Source: Fox News