Obama draws crowd, cheers in NYC

Former President Barack Obama caused a scene Friday when he visited an office building in New York City.

Obama’s departure from 160 Fifth Ave. attracted a large crowd, according to footage first reported by Business Insider.

The video shows Obama receiving raucous applause and cheers as he walks to a motorcade of at least three black cars.

{mosads}Obama appears to hold a beverage in the clip, waving to the crowd in various directions before putting on sunglasses and entering a vehicle.

Business Insider said Obama’s foundation did not respond to a request for comment about the former president’s visit, and it is unclear why he was in New York City from the video.

Obama has mostly kept a low profile since exiting the White House last month after two terms as president.

The former Democratic senator from Illinois first won the White House in 2008, becoming the first black president in American history.

Obama’s job approval rating ultimately hovered around 57 percent when he left office in January, according to the last RealClearPolitics polling average.

The Democrat then placed 12th in C-SPAN’s 2017 presidential historians survey last week, which was conducted among 91 historians and other executive branch experts.

Participants were told to give presidents a score of 1 to 10 on different “qualities of presidential leadership.” Categories included “economic management,” “vision/setting an agenda,” “relations with Congress” and “crisis leadership.”

Obama, the nation’s 44th leader, topped other former presidents like Bill Clinton, Andrew Jackson and John Adams.

President Trump succeeded Obama following his Jan. 20 inauguration, and the Republican has made repealing and replacing ObamaCare, the latter’s signature domestic achievement, an early focus of his agenda.

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