Despite this, there is strong criticism, despite his adherence to all imposed health guidelines, especially from the Republican camp who refuses to hold a large event, amid a new outbreak of the Corona virus, as a result of the mutated Delta.
The organizer of Obama's birthday party asked the invitees that they had received their vaccine, and had tested negative for Corona.
Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, a supporter of President Donald Trump, said on Twitter: "If it was President Trump's birthday, the Democrats would have said, How can someone be so reckless? Or they're killing people."
Republican National Committee Chair Rona McDaniel asked: Is there an exception for parties attended by wealthy liberal celebrities?
Republican Congressman Lance Godin said in a tweet: "Barack Obama will throw a party for his birthday with 700 guests on Saturday, will the Democrats ask him to require all his guests to wear a mask?"
As for the White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said that "the former president, a great advocate of vaccination and adherence to the guidance of public health experts, would certainly support applying it to himself."
She explained that the event will be organized in an outdoor space, with the application of several measures.
It is not expected that current President Joe Biden, who was Vice President of "Obama", will attend the ceremony.