In an exclusive for The Daily Mail, an Obama Aide talks about how Obama fawned over celebrities as President.
Like the Kennedys, the Obamas often rubbed elbows with celebrities who loved to visit what came to be known as ‘Hollywood East’ during the president’s eight-year term.
When Pope Francis came to Washington and the White House in September 2015, and zipped across the South Lawn in a black Fiat, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Michael Jordan also graced the president’s home.
The White House was a celebrity hot spot during his eight years in office.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld came to do a segment of his show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, with Obama and the two drove on White House grounds in a ‘killer’ 1963 Corvette Stingray in silver blue. It won the show an Academy Award nomination and smashed all viewership records.
Seinfeld told Obama he was the coolest guy ever to hold this office.
This was a very interesting inside look at Obama’s White House. It shows how Obama viewed his role in The White House. Obama loved the glamour of the job and he loved being looked at as the ‘cool’ President. It also explains the Hollywood freakout over Donald Trump. Obama had Hollywood wrapped around his finger. Celebrities only knew Obama as the ‘cool’ great President and clearly understood nothing about what working-class Americans thought.