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Obama forced to scale back 60th-birthday Covid superspreader event

Barack Obama has finally been shamed into cutting back his birthday bash, which was to have hundreds of guests and hundred more people serving them.

Just Tuesday, the White House tried to defend the event, noting that Martha’s Vineyard, where the party was to be held, does not have a lot of cases.

As if Obama was inviting the locals.

According to the New York Post:

George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey were among the 475 guests expected to attend alongside about 200 hired hands.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was pressed on the massive shindig — and defended it.

Asked if Obama was “setting the wrong example about how serious COVID-19 is by hosting a big birthday party with hundreds of people,” Psaki said that the venue is within a county classified by the CDC as having only moderate coronavirus transmission — though there’s an outbreak of the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 nearby on Cape Cod, which is just over 50 miles away.

One staffer involved in the party – which had been planned outdoors at Obama’s $12 million, 30-acre waterfront property – were proving to be a “nightmare.”

“His birthday party is insane,” the caterer said. “His bash is a nightmare to pull off this time of year on the tiny island — especially due to the lack of labor because of the coronavirus. What is he thinking?

He’ll probably still have at least dozens of people at the party. It’s unlikely the Obamas are going to let a little Covid ruin their fun.

6 thoughts on “Obama forced to scale back 60th-birthday Covid superspreader event”

  1. Hold on while I adjust my tin foil hat. ok.
    It’s hard to believe that a “600 guest” party was real. Logistics alone would tell anyone having that many guests at a private residence would be impossible. 400 autos scattered around the property alone would have been a nightmare, Private planes overwhelming a local airport.
    7 or 8 bathrooms for 600 people? whoa.
    Whatever this was for the Obamas isn’t clear yet. A opportunity to be on the front page again, a chance to ask for donations to his ‘library’, or just a lot of wishful thinking they still matter are ideas without a purpose.

    1. The property is huge, easily enough to hold 600 people. I personally think it was a fundraising ploy to help build his library in Chicongo.

  2. Since Democrats lie with abandon, call me skeptical. The Obamas will probably scale the party down by a couple dozen people and the media headline will infer the party is scaled down TO a couple dozen people.

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