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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Barack and Bad Optics
By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Did former President Obama try to
co-opt media coverage of President Donald Trump's international trip by making
Italy his first stop in an all-expenses paid trip around the world? Isn't
this the first time that a former president traveled a route nearly
parallel with that of the new President?
Obama departed for Italy on Friday,
one day before the People's President embarked for Saudi Arabia. The
Obama private jet was encircled by six Eurofighter Fourth Wing fighter jets en
route to Italy for his five day stay at the $15,000 a night Borgo Finocchieto,
thirteenth century restored village, owned by Obama friend, former US
Ambassador to Italy, John Phillips.
The Obama entourage consisted of a 13
car motorcade which included an armored Chevrolet to protect the former Commander
in Chief. President Trump flew into Saudi Arabia on Air Force One, accompanied
by The Beast--the president's very own, specially made, armored transport
vehicle which was safely stored in the back of his plane!
Trumps land in Saudi Arabia
Obama stayed in the once owned
Borghese family villa just 45 minutes south of Florence. He’s about a one hour
flight from President Trump who will be staying at the US Air Force Signorella
military base in Taormina, Sicily. "Taormina's roads are too narrow
and bendy for the US President's car; his motorcade is longer than the distances
it would have to cover during the G7summit," reports Italy's La
Repubblica. Because of the security nightmare, President Trump's overnight
accommodations while in Italy have been changed from the Hotel Timeo, where
Germany's Angel Merkel and Japan's Shinzo Abe were booked during their visits,
to the Signorello base.
Flying over the tiny towns and roads
in the Mount Etna region to the summit, President Trump will look down from his
vantage point aboard his military helicopter. This decision to change overnight reservations was made by the Secret Service which said the base stay was
"the lesser of two evils…potential eruptions from Mount Etna and the risk
of damage to the copter was deemed preferable to driving through tight streets
with no escape routes." (From personal observation, yes, the
roads are tiny, making navigation of the tourista buses nearly impossible.)
Signorella Air Base
Comparing the Obama Italian villa stay
with the Palm Beach opulence of Trump's Mar-a-Lago illustrates each man's
fascination with the beauty of gold décor. Both estates have gold dining
rooms, gold formal rooms, gold colored wallpaper and furnishings.
Concierge, executive chefs and wait staff cater to the guests' every
whim. However, the Trump formal dining room table has gorgeous
candelabra, lit by actual candles, whereas the restored Borghese estate's
dining room table is lit by battery operated candles-- nice, but still not
authentic. (The gold amenities in Mar-a-Lago are beyond beautiful!)
While the title of the Tuscan town
means Village of Fennel Fields, the Trump Palm Beach estate means "Sea and
Lake" in Latin. While Obama played golf at the World Heritage Site
private golf course Castiglion del Bosco, Trump owns one of the world's ten top
private clubs. Again, the optics carry the day here and Obama's pre-Trump
overseas trip just looks bad.
Though President Trump did not bow to him,
the Saudi king presented the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal, his nation’s
highest medal of honor, to the president at the Saudi Royal Court in
Riyadh. The red carpet upon which the President walked was groomed so
meticulously that some attendants swept the beautiful rug in their bare feet! While Obama angered many Americans when pictures of his deep bow to the
Muslim king began to circulate stateside, the pictures of President Trump
showed him holding a sword.
Trump and Sheik
Michelle Obama flew in to accompany
her husband on their trip, but not before Barack went sightseeing in Italy, just
prior to the President landing. Note here the obvious PR factor of Obama being
seen first. Obama spoke to a full house at the climate change "Seeds
and Chips" Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, prior to the Trump
speech before the G-7 Summit.
First Lady Melania Trump flew with her
husband, along with his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law. Both of the Trump
women were impeccably dressed and looked drop-dead gorgeous. Of course,
the Obama loving US media tried to start a no head-scarf flap with Melania's
beautiful cascade of hair. But attempts to find a similar media flap about a
non-scarf wearing, former first lady in the Middle East came up empty. Not
exactly a surprise.
Something about Obama's Italian
interlude just does not feel quite right. Wouldn’t it have been more gracious of Obama to have stayed at home, out of sight, in deference to the new
President's first overseas trip? As I recall, former President George W. Bush
stayed out of the public eye in order to show deference to the newly elected Obama.
Taormina ancient theatre
Obama had eight years of America's
pomp and circumstance and he and his family spent ridiculous amounts of
taxpayer dollars on vacations. He might have come across as a classier,
better mannered former president had he shown deference to the new president. But Barack Obama’s behavior will never be
mistaken for class.
Obama and his globalist handlers
sought to cast far too large a shadow across the path of President Trump. If
anything, it’s an incident which adds more credence to the meme that the Left
has set up a soft coup against the new President and Obama, living a mere few
miles from the White House, certainly seems to be in the vanguard of this