Removal vans have been spotted in an exclusive Washington neighbourhood
With Donald Trump set to take over the presidency on Friday, removal vans were seen transporting furniture to the upmarket Kalorama neighbourhood in Washington DC where Barack and Michelle Obama have rented a new home.
The luxury 8,200 square-foot property has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms and is worth an estimated £3.4million ($4.3million), according to reports.
I mean, the girls, obviously, you know, they are now of an age in which the constraints of Secret Service and bubbles and all that stuff has gotten pretty old
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Obama’s successor Donald Trump, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be among the Barack and Michelle’s new neighbours when they move into their new home.
Removal men were spotted taking three sets of golf clubs into the house following Trump’s suggestion that the outgoing President spent too much time indulging in his favourite pastime.
Removal men have been transporting the Obama's possessions in recent days
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In December 2015, Trump accused Obama of playing “more golf last year than Tiger Woods”, adding: “We don’t have time for this. We have to work.
“I love golf, I think it’s one of the greats, but I don’t have time.”
Other possessions seen being loaded off the truck at the new Obama household included boxes labelled ‘cleaning supplies, ‘school supplies’ and ‘dog supplies’, according to CNN.
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The Obamas have opted to stay in Washington so their youngest daughter Sasha can complete her final two years of high school in the capital.
Speaking during a ’60 Minutes’ interview which aired on Sunday, Obama said his family will be happy to move out of the White House.
The outgoing President said: “I mean, the girls, obviously, you know, they are now of an age in which the constraints of Secret Service and bubbles and all that stuff has gotten pretty old.
“Michelle never fully took to the scrutiny. I mean, she’s thrived as a first lady, but it’s not her preference.”