Former President Obama is reportedly building a wall around his new Washington, D.C. mansion to protect himself and his family.
After leaving the White House on Jan. 20, Obama and the former first family moved into a $5.3 million mansion in the nation's capital, where they will stay while daughter Sasha finishes school. The Obama family reportedly added a protective wall around the property.
This development came after Obama signed a bill in 2013 that renewed the law that gave presidents Secret Service protection for life, which would effectively protect himself as well his fellow living presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
The story quickly went viral, with many pointing out the hypocrisy in Obama's wall construction considering the outrage surrounding President Trump's Mexican border wall proposal.
"It is ironic that Mr. Obama wanted to build a security fence around his new residence but wanted an open border without security for the country when he was in office. Does this show that he cares only about his own security and not about America's security?" one Newsiosity reader commented.
"This is bull s***. They don't need that much protection at the cost of taxpayers. How much are we suppose to pay when we can't even afford insurance and some can't afford to put food on the table. When is it going to stop?" another added.
Some readers felt as though Obama was being too cautious considering how he constantly spoke of lower crime rates and a safer America in general during his two terms in office.
"His actions are questionable. he is building a fortress for what. he said America was safer , crime was down etc. yet he needs a security fence etc. Plus lifetime guards. what is he planning to do.?? His daughter will be graduasting soon. so why all the gates walls etc. especially when he would not secure Our border. but wants his property secured," one reader commented.
"Why did obummer mention about the rental daughter being safe for school? She still has to leave the rental house for school! Anyway why should the taxpayers money pay for this wall and his security? With all the crime obummer has committed while living in the people's house, he doesn't deserve any security or benefits now that he's out of the people's house! He has stolen from the taxpayers and has done a great deal more than obummer should have to pay back all the money that was wasted on the luxury vacations and golfing vacations!" another added.