Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama will return to the White House in September to mark the unveiling of their White House portrait.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are expected to host the former White House couple to mark the occasion.
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“On September 7, the President and Dr. Biden will host President and Mrs. Obama for the unveiling ceremony for their official White House portraits and that will be very exciting,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed at Thursday’s press briefing, according to CNN.
The tradition has long been part of celebrating past presidents, but former President Donald Trump did not hold a ceremony for the Obamas during his time in office.
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The event will also likely serve as an opportunity for the Obamas to campaign for vulnerable Democrats ahead of the November midterms.
Democrats may not have a path to win in November, but instead will focus on Obama to mark a past achievement.