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What Is Barack Obama Doing Now? Kitesurfing With Richard Branson, Obviously

07 February 2017

While enjoying some R&R, Mr Obama found time to condemn President Trump's hard-line immigration order, which bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Richard Branson called it a "huge honour" to host former President and First Lady Michelle Obama to the British Virgin Islands recently, in a trip that clearly allowed 44 to enjoy some of the things he couldn't do in office.

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And he had none other than entrepreneur Richard Branson to reintroduce him to the sport - and teach him some new tricks - while on a blissful post-inauguration sojourn to Branson's private island in the Virgin Islands.

Sir Branson posted a video of their challenge, with footage showing both men taking a dive in the water but Obama coming out on top.

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"Being the former president, there was lots of security around, but Barack was able to really relax and get into it", Branson wrote.

According to the blogpost, the pair seemed to have a good-natured bet over who could go the longest on their respective wind-blown contraption. Obama was obviously a pro and won the battle, 100m to 50m.

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The blog ends with Branson revealing that the two have already made plans "to do the long kite over to Anegada [Passage] together" next time Obama visits. Check. We can't wait to see what adventures are next. The former commander and chief exited the White House with one of the highest approval ratings in recent memory. Before their vacation, the couple launched the Obama Foundation, a philanthropic organization that promises to uplift education and more, starting with programs in Chicago.

What Is Barack Obama Doing Now? Kitesurfing With Richard Branson, Obviously