Obama Builds a Wall

January 6, 2017

President Obama had builders hard at work on Friday constructing a wall at his new rental home in Washington, D.C., where he and his family will reside after leaving the White House.

Workers were seen Friday morning building a new brick wall around his multi-million dollar home in Kalorama, a high-end neighborhood in the nation's capital, the Daily Mail reported. The brick wall will serve as a barrier for the home, which sits close to the street. The first family has 14 days before they will need to leave the White House to make room for President-elect Donald Trump.

Renovations have been underway for the past few weeks. TMZ obtained construction permits for the Obamas' new home, showing the Kalorama pad will have a new state of the art electrical system–and a cat walk over an existing staircase. In addition to a new security system, Secret Service will also be on guard to protect the home.

The first family's new home is being leased from Bill Clinton's former press secretary, Joe Lockhart.

Obama and his family are staying in D.C. so his youngest daughter, Sasha, 15, can finish high school at Sidwell Friends School.

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump has also bought a new home in the area with her husband Jared Kushner, where they will be a few blocks away from the Obama family.