DONALD Trump has blasted Barack Obama for throwing a maskless birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard, calling out the Democrat’s “unnecessary mask mandates.”
The Republican’s team emailed his supporters telling them: “While the radical Democrats are forcing unnecessary mask mandates on the American People, they have no plans to wear masks themselves.”
Donald Trump has blasted Barack Obama for throwing a maskless birthday bash on Martha’s VineyardCredit: AP
Images emerged of Obama on social media “dad” dancing masklessCredit: erykahbadu/Instagram
The note from the team of the 45th president was titled “Obama is a hypocrite.”
It continued: “Hundreds of Hollywood Elites flocked to Martha’s Vineyard recently to celebrate Barack Obama’s birthday – maskless.
“The ELITES who live on the COAST love nothing more than imposing restrictions on everyday Patriots, like YOU.”
The message, seeking donations to team Trump, came after images emerged of Obama on social media “dad” dancing maskless and embracing guests on the dancefloor at the event over the weekend.
The 44th US President was said to have scaled back his initial party plans after it was revealed he’d was set to invite upwards of 500 guests.
But he still managed to invite a bevy of celebrity friends, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, George Clooney, Don Cheadle, and Oprah Winfrey.
And a huge marquee was set up at the former US leader’s Martha’s Vineyard mansion in Massachusetts.
Obama’s vegan menu was said to include Hawaiian favorite Spam musubi made with plant-based alternatives to beef, pork, and eggs.
Cheesesteak eggrolls made with fake beef and faux cheese sauce were also to be offered.
Sneaky pics of the event shared by rapper Trap Beckham and manager TJ Chapman showed “top-shelf liquor and cigars, and s’mores cocktails garnished with melted marshmallows,” reported the New York Post.
For guests not keen on a restrictive vegan diet, they were also offered steak, chicken and shrimp along with rice, greens and potatoes.
The former president had baseball caps made for the occasion, which read “44 at 60″ in reference to him being the 44th US President.
This theme was echoed on gold napkins, masks and backstage passes, also decorated with 44X60.
Face masks were also supplied for his big party to keep guests safe, all sporting a “44×60” logo.
Critics pointed to the spread of Delta variant of the coronavirus as a concern.
A New York Times reporter came under fire for suggesting that the star-studded 60th birthday bash wasn’t a high Covid risk because of the “sophisticated, vaccinated” guests who attended.
The CDC last week recommended that people – including those fully vaccinated against Covid – resume wearing face coverings in public indoor spaces.
This is particularly advised for areas of “substantial or high transmission” to protect against the Delta variant from India.
The CDC website has listed the rate of transmission in Dukes County, Massachusetts, which includes the island of Martha’s Vineyard, as “substantial.”
Obama still managed to invited a bevy of celebrity friends, including John Legend and Chrissy TeigenCredit: johnlegend/Instagram