Former President Barack Obama’s connections to Hollywood and the music industry have always been a point of discussion. Vox even referred to him as “the perfect pop culture president.” Even after leaving office, Obama has maintained his friendships with some of the biggest celebrities in the industry.
One such power couple is Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z, who have “deep roots” with Obama. The former president has even incorporated Jay-Z’s rap lyrics into some of his speeches. It’s no surprise that Obama and these music titans maintain a close bond.
Oprah Winfrey, the talk show pioneer and media mogul, is another powerful friend of Obama. In fact, the former president honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, showcasing their strong relationship.
Actor George Clooney is also a close associate of Obama’s. They were spotted enjoying a boating trip together on Italy’s Lake Como in 2019. It seems like Obama has a knack for surrounding himself with A-list celebrities.
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And let’s not forget about movie legend Tom Hanks, who famously declared that he would vote for Obama a third time if given the chance. It’s clear that Obama has a star-studded circle of friends.
However, while Obama’s connections to Hollywood and the music industry may be fascinating, there is speculation that his wife, Michelle Obama, may be the one who takes the spotlight in the political arena. Reports have suggested that Michelle Obama may run for president, and this has been met with mixed reactions.
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz expressed concern about the possibility of Michelle Obama running for president, stating that it could pose a “very serious danger.” Cruz shared his views on his podcast “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” suggesting that she may be the preferred choice of the Democrat kingmakers to replace Joe Biden in 2024.
While it remains to be seen if Michelle Obama will indeed enter the political arena, the idea of her running for president has sparked significant discussion and debate. Only time will tell what the future holds for the Obama family’s political ambitions.