Barack Obama Dresses Up As Father Christmas For Children

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Just when you thought Obama couldn’t get any more incredible, he goes and fills children with joy by dressing up as Santa.

While the current President is flirting with the idea of war with North Korea, the former President is spreading Christmas cheer.

56-year-old Barack Obama donned a leather jacket and Santa hat as he visited about 50 middle school students at the Jellef Club in Washington.

Of course he came bearing gifts when he visited the students and staff for half an hour yesterday.

He wrote on Twitter:

There’s no better time than the holiday season to reach out and give back to our communities. Great to hear from young people at the Boys & Girls Club in DC today.

Obama has kept a relatively low profile in Washington, and his eldest daughter Malia has taken the media spotlight after she was photographed kissing a fellow Harvard student.

The former first daughter, 19, was followed and photographed kissing Rory Farquharson at the annual Harvard-Yale tailgate, just before the football game began.

The young couple, unaware of the cameras, enjoyed a quiet moment, subsequently splashed about Twitter:

While most of us are wondering when the ambitious young student will start making headlines for her brain rather than her romantic life, others are keen to know more about this English mystery man.

Well, here you have it: He was head boy at the prestigious Rugby School, a member of its chemistry club – The Blue Bunsen Society – and an athlete who represented the school in rugby and golf.

After completing his A-Levels and spending the summer as an intern with the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in Northern Ireland, he started his studies at Harvard.

Rory Farquharson/Facebook

The Daily Mail have done some digging and as it turns out, he’s got royal links. His second cousin, Andrew Farquharson, was the Queen’s Assistant Master of the Household at Buckingham Palace.

Apparently the gentleman was one of the Queen’s most trusted aides – if his role in planning Buckingham Palace events and even persuading Her Majesty to stop buying Harrod’s Christmas puddings and lump with Tesco’s £7.75 treats instead, is anything to go by.

In 2006, Farquharson ended his duties with the Queen and took up a role with Prince Charles, as his Deputy Master of the Household at Clarence House.


Despite his ego-centric humility, the girls all thought Farquharson to be quite a catch, one school insider commented, ‘he was very popular’.

Malia Obama, meanwhile, took a gap year before starting at Harvard this fall and is trying her damnedest to enjoy college life and all its trappings; namely, cigarettes she can legally smoke and dating whomever she pleases.

Seeking a career in film, Malia already has some impressive internships under her belt, including on the set of Girls and Extant. She also interned with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.


A year ago, her father, Barack said Malia and his younger daughter Sasha had already started dating and he was ‘pretty relaxed’ about it.

Let’s leave them to it, shall we?