First, there were reports the Obamas were buying a $15 million waterfront mansion on tony Martha’s Vineyard and now we learn that former first lady Michelle Obama is charging up to $4,200 to attend an upcoming speaking engagement.
And who can forget that Obama broke out the bling back in April for her “Becoming” book tour, with the New York Post reporting that she was sporting a pair of $16,250 diamond hoops from Vhernier’s “Pop” collection?
The only question is, can they now be officially declared members of the liberal elite?
Tickets for Mrs. Obama’s event, “A Moderated Conversation with Michelle Obama,” held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., were going for as high as $4,200 for a “suite-level ducat,” the Post reported.
Prime seats and a “meet and greet” will run you $2,500, while floor seats are priced as high as $1,300.
Not that Obama isn’t thinking about the little guy — you know, the people they always claim to be looking out for. The great unwashed can get a cheat seat ticket for a paltry $144 on Ticketmaster.
— Prudential Center (@PruCenter) September 13, 2019
Interesting, the Post reported that the former first lady is making five other stops in Canada, along with an appearance in Texas.
As for the elitist label, the Obamas are doing well for themselves these days.
Their net worth is estimated at $40 million by GoBankingRates, although the New York Post puts the figure at $135 million.
At a minimum, their fortune is 30 times greater than when they entered the White House in 2008, according to Business Insider.
“From speaking at events around the world to writing memoirs and signing a massive production deal with Netflix, the Obamas’ life after the White House has been full and very lucrative,” the business news site said.
Let’s not forget that Barack Obama once said, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
Apparently, the Obamas feel they have yet to reach that point.
As conservative Wayne Allyn Root tweeted: “Dems are the new party of the rich…and dumb. Anyone who spends $4,000 on 1 ticket to hear Michelle speak is far too rich… and really, really dumb.”
Dems are the new party of the rich…and dumb. Anyone who spends $4,000 on 1 ticket to hear Michelle speak is far too rich…and really, really dumb. https://t.co/cnzehYaT8H
— Wayne Allyn Root (@RealWayneRoot) September 15, 2019
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Dave Chappelle’s funnier.
— Mike Davidson (@MD989TheBear) September 15, 2019
At some point don’t you make enough money?
— GlennAC (@GlennAC14) September 14, 2019
Gotta pay off that new place on Martha’s Vineyard.
— M Brophy (@Team_Brophy) September 14, 2019
President Trump’s economy must be doing spectacularly well,if they could afford that kind of stupidity.(They surely couldn’t afford that on Obama’s food stamps.) Even if they saved up for 8 years . This must be some super scam ,who in their right mind would listen to 8 minutes ? pic.twitter.com/1u32KjJFII
— Gary Laconis (@GARYLACONIS) September 15, 2019
— Alan P. Bachoua (@apbhoops) September 16, 2019
I do not believe that I would walk across the street with a FREE pass to see either of the Obamas. Eight years was enough. ?
— Dal Wolf (@DalWolf1) September 15, 2019
I wouldnt pay 5 cents.
— Mare (@MarilynTeres) September 16, 2019
— Stacy Rae Weeks (@TheEmpressQ) September 15, 2019
My thoughts exactly!!! The rich travel in their own little circle.
— SMILE? (@MaryLouElbert) September 15, 2019
Patriot Democrats are you really buying your party’s platform??????
— Luis Cordero (@RubensLuis04) September 16, 2019
It’s all about money and power with the Obamas!!! So entertaining!! Honestly, they BOTH make me sick! ?
— Susan Ryan (@SusanRy78482894) September 16, 2019
You would need to pay me $4,200.00 to listen to this person.
— K. Friant (@Kfriant1) September 15, 2019
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