Barack & Michelle Obama went to see Beyonce & Jay-Z’s concert in Maryland

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A few weeks ago, Michelle Obama was spotted at Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Paris concert, as part of the Carters’ On the Run II tour. Michelle was there with her daughters, and they were enjoying their summer holiday, minding their own business and dancing to Beyonce. Michelle really enjoyed the show, which is why she also got tickets for the OTRII stop in Landover, Maryland last night. Michelle brought her husband.

The Obamas brought even more entertainment to Beyoncé and JAY-Z‘s concert on Saturday night. At the latest On the Run II tour stop in Landover, Maryland, Barack and Michelle Obama got out of their seats — and then some.

Video captured by fan Anna Bailey shows the former president, 56, and first lady, 54, throwing their hands in the air while dancing along. Due to all the noise at the venue, it’s hard to tell just which Bey or JAY tune was playing.

The viral moment marks the second time Mrs. Obama has been seen jamming to music from the Carters this summer. In mid-July, fan video showed her with Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson. Mrs. Obama swayed and clapped as JAY-Z, 48, performed at the On the Run II tour stop in Paris.

[From People]

I’m including the fan video below – you can see the Obamas in the balcony area and Michelle is doing most of the dancing, but Barack is feeling it too. I can tell what song it is as well – it’s Jay and Kanye’s “N—as in Paris.”

So, just a nice story about a retired president and his lovely wife enjoying some down time, dancing their asses off at a concert, right? Not to a certain member of the media. Jake Tapper of CNN had this to say:

I truly don’t understand. Explain it to me. Barack Obama has been out of office for a year and a half. He’s not going to run for office ever again. He spends part of his free time raising money for individual races and the DNC. He’s pushed GOTV efforts, and I expect that he’ll do some campaigning after Labor Day on behalf of various Senate and congressional races for the midterms. He will be doing so out of the goodness of his heart, because this man and his lovely wife don’t owe us a g–damn thing. They gave us eight years of intellectualism, stability, capability and respect. Also, I reject the premise of Tapper’s tweet completely, that the Democratic Party is super-weak right now. *screams into pillow*

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  1. Jenns says:

    Sometimes I like Jake. And sometimes he’s a smug a-hole. And don’t think for one second that the name of the song didn’t play into him tweeting that.

    But, I don’t disagree with him about the Democratic party. I don’t care what the polls say, I think there should be serious concern for the midterms.

    • Liniag says:

      “But, I don’t disagree with him about the Democratic party.”

      Why? Dems need to get more than 55% of the actual votes to get even 50% of the House. Do you not realize that? Do you not realize voter suppression has done far more to weaken the country than almost anything else in history? Some actual reflection would be nice for once.

      • Jenns says:

        I…don’t see in my comment where I rejected voter suppression? Of course it’s a major issue. Which is another reason to be very concerned for the midterms.

        But I find myself frustrated these days with the leadership of the current Democratic party. I also hate that there is this assumption that a “blue wave” is coming in November, while there’s plenty of arguments to be made why that won’t happen(including voter suppression).

  2. grabbyhands says:

    Actually, I would agree the the Democratic Party is at it’s weakest, but Tapper’s tweet is still really f*cking stupid.

    Again, the Obamas owe this country nothing and frankly, the owe the Democratic party nothing. Obama couldn’t even count on party leadership half the time because they were all so afraid of their own shadows and it has only gotten worse since 45 took over. Any leadership we’re seeing is at the grassroots level, not in DC and the old guard better start making peace with it if they want to have a strong presence.

    My heart can’t take the Obamas! Even Barack’s dad moves. :)

  3. Glee says:

    I mean, the Democrat party IS a super weak right now but in no way is that Obama’s fault.

  4. Nev says:

    Leave them alone Jake. Hahaha

  5. Abby says:

    I’m so tired of people still holding Obama to the task of keeping our country together. He devoted his life to serving the US at the highest level for EIGHT years. He has done his time. Let him live his retired life. Seriously.

    I get that things are terrible right now. I totally agree. But Obama is not the savior. It’s not his job anymore.

  6. Bella says:

    I think President Obama is telling Bey and Jay something like, “Don’t worry, I convinced Biden to run in 2020. Just wait until he starts in on all this malarkey…”

  7. Esmom says:

    Yeah, I don’t know, it was just a really dumb thing for Tapper to tweet.

  8. Pamm says:

    I follow Jake on Twitter and the comments under his tweet gladdened my heart. People called him out big time.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I was one of those people. What he said was essentially a dog whistle. CNN’s role in the 2016 election – including Jake’s – cannot be ignored. They treated it like a reality show. And Jake specifically flat out called Hillary’s assertions about Russian meddling ridiculous. He made fun of it. He’s a smug *sshole and when he was called out he doubled down on it.

      • Bluthfan says:

        Tappers famous for his dog-whistles about Obama. I called him out on one of them and he blocked me.

    • Betsy says:

      Good! President Obama owes only what every ex-president owes and he’s doing that. Tapper’s a goon who assisted in the BUTTEREMAILS stupidity.

  9. Sandy says:

    I love that photo of them standing there, having a conversation, Beyonce smiling , I agree, Obama owes us nothing but to live his best life, as he is doing, anything else he does in favor of the Democratic party, is gravy.