Obama Has Been Enjoying His Vacation

For anyone wondering how former President Barack Obama is adjusting to life under the Trump administration, know this: He seems to be doing just fine.

Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, took a vacation to the British Virgin Islands, where they have been hosted by Richard Branson, the chief executive of the Virgin Group.

On Tuesday, Mr. Branson published a blog post, along with photos and video, showing Mr. Obama learning to kitesurf.

Richard Vs Barack Video by Richard Branson

Yes, he seems to be doing just fine.

Mr. Branson wrote that Mr. Obama spent two days learning how to stay afloat and navigate kitesurfing.

“Being the former president of America, there was lots of security around, but Barack was able to really relax and get into it,” Mr. Branson wrote.

While Mr. Obama was enjoying the wind and the waves, his vice president, Joseph R. Biden Jr., announced details of his post-presidency work.

Mr. Biden will lead the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a new effort “focused principally on diplomacy, foreign policy and national security,” the university announced on Tuesday.

Mr. Biden said in a statement: “The Penn Biden Center and I will be engaging with Penn’s wonderful students while partnering with its eminent faculty and global centers to convene world leaders, develop and advance smart policy, and impact the national debate about how America can continue to lead in the 21st Century.”

The center will be in Washington, but Mr. Biden will also have an office on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, which is a short Amtrak ride away in Philadelphia. The campus is also a fairly short trip from Delaware, where Mr. Biden served as a senator for 36 years and where he maintains deep roots.


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