Obamas leave for two-week Hawaii vacation

Obamas leave for two-week Hawaii vacation
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President Obama on Friday left the frigid nation’s capital for his final winter vacation in Hawaii as president. 

The president, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama on social media: You’ve got to ‘think before you tweet’ MSNBC trolls Trump with video montage of Obama saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Overnight Regulation: USDA delays healthy school lunch requirements | Senate panel advances controversial environmental pick | Drone industry pushes to ease rules | Dem commish joins energy regulator MORE and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, boarded Air Force One just before 6 p.m. for the long flight to Honolulu. 

When the First Family lands, they’ll find themselves in much warmer climes. 

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The temperature in Washington when the Obamas departed hovered around 25 degrees. In Honolulu, it was 73 degrees.

The Obamas are expected to spend Christmas and New Year’s in the president’s home state before returning to Washington, D.C.

Before he left, Obama addressed the media during an 87-minute news conference at the White House, where he fielded questions on Russian hacking, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE, Syria and the future of the Democratic Party.