A photo of him visiting the Hawaiian palace recently went viral because all of the workers are wearing masks while Obama stands around unmasked; masks, evidently, are only for the working class, not for individuals like Obama who are their superiors.
This is a photo of a maskless Obama today in Hawaii inspecting the construction of his oceanfront mansion while all the blue-collar, working-class construction laborers are FORCED to wear masks in his presence.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 7, 2022
PLEASE DO NOT share this photo.
Obama would not like it AT ALL. pic.twitter.com/rpGMSqkAaa
Obama is clearly exposed, standing there in his polo and khakis, scowling, while those he hires, the ones doing the physically demanding work that a mask would exacerbate, are still masked.
He’s also scowling and staring at the photographer. It’s unclear if he was irritated by the status of the vast compound’s construction, simply having a terrible day, or enraged that someone was photographing him standing around unmasked, or a combination of the above.
Obama is currently having three residences, two pools, and a security fence erected on his enormous Hawaii estate, which he purchased in 2015 for $8.7 million before leaving office.
Though masks are not currently required when outside in Hawaii, social media erupted in anger at Obama, particularly when he quoted Benny’s post; many were outraged at the idea of one class of people having to remain masked while the upper class remained unmasked, and others were outraged that Obama would build a mansion on the beach after ranting for years about climate change.