Obama bids farewell to presidency and goes into full vacation mode

There’s no looking back.

Feb 28, 2020, 4:44 pm*

Internet Culture

Audrey Browning 

Audrey Browning

Photo via Austen Hufford/Flicker

While the people of the internet are coping with (or celebrating) executive orders, immigration bans, and a new president, former commander-in-chief Barack Obama is busy debuting his new alter ego: Uncle Barry.

Sporting a pair of flip-flops and a backwards ball cap, Uncle Barry is vacationing with Michelle in the Virgin Islands post-presidency, and we aren’t sure they’re ever coming back.

https://twitter.com/lalecox/status/826767952418598912

Barack Obama may have been a wearer of dad jeans, but Uncle Barry has no time for full-length pants. Shorts and beer are the only way to go. Oh, and hanging out with billionaire Richard Branson.

But when did this transformation take place? When did the suit-clad president and occasional dad-jeans wearer turn into the uncle in charge of the barbecue? Is this a permanent transition?

Some are more concerned with Barack’s return than Barry’s time off.

https://twitter.com/AthertonKD/status/824246952779010048

While others squabble over the new president and new policies, Uncle Barry has only one thing on his mind: his next beer.

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*First Published: Feb 1, 2017, 2:50 pm