Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to a Chicago food bank on Tuesday, lending a helping hand to volunteers tasked with preparing Thanksgiving food for people in need.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository tweeted a video of the former president’s visit where he threw on a pair of latex gloves and aided other volunteers in bagging potatoes ahead of Thursday’s holiday.
“We believe no one should go hungry, especially this time of year, and that’s why we’re working to address the root causes of hunger in Chicago and Cook County,” the food bank wrote on social media.
Thank you to @BarackObama and @ObamaFoundation for joining our volunteers today at the Food Depository. We believe no one should go hungry, especially this time of year, and that’s why we’re working to address the root causes of hunger in Chicago and Cook County. pic.twitter.com/d6YfBjvJl2
— Chicago’s Food Bank (@FoodDepository) November 20, 2018
At the same time, Donald Trump was aboard Air Force with his wife, Melania, and youngest son, Barron, en route for West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump will spend his Thanksgiving holiday at his exclusive Mar-a-Lago estate club, dubbed the “Winter White House,” like he has each year since he was elected in November 2016.
Wednesday morning, Trump played golf played with former professional golfer Jack Nicklaus.
Per pool, Trump has arrived at Trump International Golf Club in FL.
This is Trump's 162nd day at a Trump golf club and 214th day at a Trump property as president.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 21, 2018
Nicklaus voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, saying that the real estate mogul would shake up U.S. politics in an interview with CBS News.
“I like what Donald has done. he’s turning America upside down, he’s awakening the country,” Nicklaus said at the time.
“Is he as smooth and as politically correct as he should be? Probably not, but he’ll learn. He’s not stupid. He didn’t get where he was being dumb.”
Twitter had some thoughts:
While Trump tweets from his garish golf resort it’s nice to be reminded how the last President spent his Thanksgivings. pic.twitter.com/xvAyOtMN1Z
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) November 21, 2018
So President Obama volunteers at a food bank. President trump goes to his golf course. Thank you President Obama for your showing the world that some of us st8ll have class. 🙏🏻🕉
— RcFlyer (@rcflyer52) November 21, 2018
Trump can manage to get away to his golf course, costing tax payers many thousands of dollars, while Obama spends time gives helping hand at food bank. Who's the real leader? https://t.co/qjkeTIo5dG
— Medieval World, USA (@MedievalWorldUS) November 21, 2018
Obama volunteers feeding people on thanksgiving, trump is busy tweeting/playing golf/watching tv/sticking his hands out to mega rich to bribe him this holiday season, oh and kiss the ass of butchers who killed a journalist.
— MVS (@MVS2017) November 21, 2018
BARACK OBAMA VOLUNTEERS AT FOOD BANK FOR THANKSGIVING WHILE DONALD TRUMP PLAYS GOLF IN FLORIDA
— Pesach Lattin ✡️ (@pacelattin) November 21, 2018