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Obamas leave Greenwich Village home to a cheering crowd

The Obamas have been spotted leaving a Greenwich Village private residence – to huge cheers from a waiting crowd.

Exclusive DailyMail.com video shows Barack and Michelle walked out of the gated residence in the elite Manhattan neighborhood towards their black armored car.

As they strolled out, the former First Lady in a black dress and the former President, in a grey suit, gave a wave to the crowd who had gathered from local bars and restaurants to shout their support.

‘We love you!’ they yelled at the popular politician, who is only beginning to make a return to public life after a long, well deserved break and multiple vacations. ‘Still my president.’

 

The Obamas have been spotted leaving a Greenwich Village private residence to huge cheers from a waiting crowd

Barack Obama gave a wave to a crowd of supporters outside the Greenwich Village residence

Barack Obama gave a wave to a crowd of supporters outside the Greenwich Village residence

‘#1 ,’ the crowd continued. ‘Thank you for everything.’

It is not clear why the Obamas were at the address in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon.

The Obamas have spent the past few days in the Big Apple, after Barack was invited to speak at a conference for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The former President admitted that it was ‘aggravating’ to see Republicans again try to kill Obamacare, telling an audience Wednesday that they could inflict ‘real human suffering’ on Americans with their latest bill.

He said that he knew that the Affordable Care Act wasn’t perfect, ‘but it was better,’ he argued. 

Meanwhile, Barack’s presidential photographer continued his campaign of shade throwing at President Donald Trump, this time dropping a photo of Obama and the NBA star playing ball at the White House. 

Exclusive DailyMail.com video shows Barack and Michelle walked out of the gated residence in the elite Manhattan neighborhood towards their black armored car

Exclusive DailyMail.com video shows Barack and Michelle walked out of the gated residence in the elite Manhattan neighborhood towards their black armored car

The couple strolled out, the former First Lady in a black dress and the former President, in a grey suit

The couple strolled out, the former First Lady in a black dress and the former President, in a grey suit

'We love you!' they yelled at the popular politician, who is only beginning to make a return to public life after a long, well deserved break and multiple vacations. 'Still my president'

‘We love you!’ they yelled at the popular politician, who is only beginning to make a return to public life after a long, well deserved break and multiple vacations. ‘Still my president’

The Obamas have spent the past few days in the Big Apple, after Barack was invited to speak at a conference for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Obamas have spent the past few days in the Big Apple, after Barack was invited to speak at a conference for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

‘President Obama with Steph Curry last year at the White House,’ Pete Souza captioned the Instagram photo. ‘The President was “helping” Steph with his jump shot release.’

Souza is taunting Trump about his poor relationship with the basketball player, after Curry turned down the Republican’s invitation to the White House – sparking fury.

The Golden State Warriors players and coaches were set to make a joint decision as to whether or not they’d visit Trump to celebrate their 2016-17 NBA Championship at this season, when Warriors All-Star and former NBA MVP Curry declared, ‘I don’t want to go’.

President Trump tweeted in response on Saturday morning: ‘Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!’

This week Republicans are running toward trying to pass another health care measure that would repackage Obamacare funding into block grants for the states. 

They have until the end of the month to get it done under reconciliation rules, needing just 51 votes, instead of the typical Senate super-majority needed to bypass the legislative filibuster.  

The effort has been named after the two bill authors, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Bill Cassidy, R-La.   

President Obama said he found it aggravating to have to dispatch his supporters every couple weeks to defend Obamacare, when in reality it just needs some fixes 

President Obama said he found it aggravating to have to dispatch his supporters every couple weeks to defend Obamacare, when in reality it just needs some fixes 

'President Obama with Steph Curry last year at the White House,' Barack's former presidential photographer Pete Souza captioned the Instagram photo. 'The President was "helping" Steph with his jump shot release'

‘President Obama with Steph Curry last year at the White House,’ Barack’s former presidential photographer Pete Souza captioned the Instagram photo. ‘The President was “helping” Steph with his jump shot release’

During his address in New York on Wednesday, Obama acknowledged that this was just the latest effort to scar his legacy. 

‘And so when I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions – the cancer survivor, the expecting mom or the child with autism, or asthma, for whom coverage once again would be almost unattainable – it is aggravating,’ the former president fumed. 

‘And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common-sense rationale, it frustrates,’ he added. 

The Congressional Budget Office won’t be able to fully score the bill by the time it’s expected to hit the Senate floor next week.

‘And it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents,’ Obama said.   

Obama’s remarks – which taken, at whole, were actually upbeat – came on the heels of President Trump more vocally pushing the latest health care reform plan.  

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