Next January, Barack Obama will leave the White House to start a new life after eight years as president of the United States, but the truth is that until then his schedule will stay tight. So much so that last Thursday, the president and his wife, Michelle Obama, paid tribute to Olympic and Paralympic athletes who represented the country in Rio 2016. Making his appearances always fun, Barack Obama showed off his good sense of humor demonstrating his flexibility against the women's Olympic gymnastics team.
"President Obama attempts his best split with the gold medal 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team as the First Lady watches prior an event to welcome the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House." wrote Pete Souza, official photographer of the White House, next to a funny photograph where you can see Barack Obama striving to demonstrate his flexibility to the young athletes. This snapshot will be added to the list of the best moments the President has led during his years in power, which gave us many smiles and funny anecdotes to remember.
"I want you to know that I was going to do, like, a floor routine on the way out with Simone[Biles]," Barack Obama joked with the athletes. Then he added: "But we decided it was a little too crowded." "And he can't touch his toes," said Michelle Obama along with the joke. "And I can't touch my toes," admitted the president in front of his guests, who could not help laughing.
Meanwhile, the First Lady also wanted to share with her Instagram followers a picture next to the famous Final Five. "He is a perfect 10 in our book," wrote Michelle Obama on the picture where the presidential couple is next to Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Simone Biles. Gabby Douglas could not attend the event because she’s still recovering from an injury to the mouth.
“Our Olympians and Paralympians show the world that no matter what, with perseverance, we can do incredible things. Proud of you, #TeamUSA,” the President wrote in his Twitter account. Barack Obama spoke to the athletes and assured them that their deeds "inspire" many to "be the best at what they do" and are a great example for the whole country.