The official portraits of Former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are now on display at the White House. The former First Couple returned to the White House for the unveiling of the historic portraits of the first Black President.
From this day forward, the official portraits of former President Obama and former First Lady Obama will now display on the walls of the White House – the People’s House – forever. pic.twitter.com/Ceb0wR4Ya2
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 8, 2022
President Biden honored the pair by saying, “Welcome home.” He said Obama’s tenure was marked by integrity, decency, moral courage and doing what’s right. Biden looked at Michelle Obama and noted, “He couldn’t have done it without you.” Calling the former FLOTUS, “one of the most consequential First Ladies.”
Barack and Michelle Obama receive a standing ovation upon returning to the White House for their official portrait unveiling.
Donald Trump refused to hold the ceremony for the Obamas while he was president. pic.twitter.com/wNBoG2rlgH
— The Recount (@therecount) September 7, 2022
The former President praised Biden as a true partner and a good friend. He also thanked members of his former staff, calling them talented, selfless and idealistic.
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First Lady Michelle Obama talked about raising two daughters in the White House for eight years and called it a special place.
Michelle also made comments that insiders believe were directed at the Trump administration. “The people make their voices heard with their vote,” and “we hold an inauguration to ensure a peaceful transition of power.” She added, “once our time is up, we move on.”
The Obamas’ POWERFUL remarks following the unveiling of their official White House portraits continue to instill hope in every American that we can ascend to the highest levels of success! pic.twitter.com/zTreiDqajD
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September…
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