Barack Obama’s new mansion on the posh island of Martha’s Vineyard is raising eyebrows, but not for reasons Obama hoped.
“The estate — incredible. It’s 29 beachfront acres,” TMZ reports. “The main residence is just shy of 6,900 square feet. It has 7 bedrooms, so Sasha and Malia have a place to crash, along with several of their friends. It has the obligatory pool, an outdoor fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings and 2 guest wings. It has incredible views, especially while soaking in the second-floor balcony Jacuzzi.”
“The beachfront is private … and comes with a boathouse,” TMZ added.
Obama’s choice of a beachfront mansion on an island is curious, given his past claims the oceans are rising because Americans won’t pay higher taxes.
“This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal,” he famously proclaimed when accepting the Democrat Party’s nomination for President in 2008, declaring the world’s oceans were rapidly rising because of global warming, which only he could stop.
Obama even issued an Executive Order requiring the federal government to factor in sea-level rise due to global warming when deciding where to build federal projects.