Former President Barack Obama and Wife Michelle Vacation for Second Week on Richard Branson’s Island

After eight long years as the leader of the free world, Barack Obama has been enjoying some well earned down time.

After handing over the Presidential reins to Donald Trump, Obama, 55, and his family flew to Palm Springs for a long weekend before heading to the British Virgin Islands.

Barack and wife Michelle were spotted enjoying lunch with Sir Richard Branson and his family on the island of Anegada.

Billionaire businessman Branson – who was outspoken in his views on Trump – owns nearby islands Necker and Moskito.

The Obamas arrived in the Virgin Islands on Branson’s private jet last Monday, MailOnline reported.

The former first family looked happy and relaxed as they soaked up the Caribbean sun.

Barack ditched his suit and tie in favour of a black Nike polo shirt and shorts which he teamed with a baseball cap.

Michelle wore her hair in braids underneath a sun hat which she paired with a white beach dress.

Yesterday, Obama broke his silence for the first time since Trump’s inauguration – offering his encouragement to people protesting against the new President’s controversial Muslim ban.

In a statement, he welcomed the protests, which he said were “exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”

And in an even more pointed dig at his successor, he explained the difference between his pause on granting visas to Iraqi citizens in 2011 and Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

The statement says he “fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”

The Obamas will move into a nine-bedroom mansion in Washington DC after vacating the White House.

Click here to read more

Source: Mirror UK | NATALIE EVANS