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 ObamaMichelle Obama celebrates success of ‘Black Panther’ How textbooks shape teachers — not just their students Michelle Obama dedicates Valentine's Day playlist to Barack Obama 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. 


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 TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE, Syria and the future of the Democratic Party.