Former U.S. president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, returned to the White House Wednesday, unveiling official portraits with a modern vibe in an event that set humour and nostalgia over his presidency against the current harsh political talk about the survival of democracy.
While her husband cracked a few jokes about his grey hair, big ears and clothes in his portrait, Michelle Obama, a descendant of slaves, said the occasion for her was more about the promise of America for people like herself.
“Barack and Michelle, welcome home,” declared President Joe Biden as the gathering cheered.
Biden, who was Obama’s vice-president, praised
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