Barack Obama’s 60th birthday party is controversial

To celebrate his sixtieth birthday, this Wednesday, August 4, the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, invited hundreds of guests to his house located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts). A party that is heatedly debated in the midst of the coronavirus crisis in the country.

Eager to celebrate his 60th birthday with dignity, the former US head of state has invited some 500 people, including George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, to his luxurious 640 m² residence. For the event, 200 employees will also be in attendance and a private concert by Pearl Jam, a Seattle rock group, is scheduled.

To participate in this evening, which will take place outdoors, it will be necessary to present a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination. The party will also take place under the watchful eye of a “Covid coordinator”, who will be in charge of enforcing the barrier gestures.

The island is located in an area where the level of transmission of the virus is moderate according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that participants will not have to wear masks indoors even for those who are vaccinated, as is the case now in parts of the country where the circulation of the virus is high.

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However, Barack Obama’s political opponents are outraged by this event amid the global coronavirus pandemic, as are the Republican Party.

“Does Biden have any comments on Obama’s gigantic birthday party as he tightens health restrictions?” Or is there an exception for parties attended by wealthy liberal celebrities? “

In the continuity, the Republican-elect and close to Donald Trump, Jim Jordan, joked about the situation, always via Twitter.

“‘This is a dangerous super spread event'” ‘How can anyone be so reckless?’ “They are killing people.” ‘The things Democrats would say if it were Donald Trump’s birthday party,’ ”he wrote.

A controversy that now extends far beyond the American territory, with the resumption of the matter by the European media, in particular the English tabloid press. This new story could spoil the popularity rating of President Joe Biden, an old friend of the Obama couple, who had to decline the invitation to this anniversary party.

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