Skip to comments.Barack Obama to visit Edinburgh for charity fundraiser
Posted on 04/06/2017 8:33:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Former US president Barack Obama is to make his first visit to Scotland when he addresses business leaders in the capital next month.
He will also answer questions from the audience at the event, which is being held to raise money for charity.
The charity was set up by leading businessman and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter.
Tickets for a table of 10 at the dinner are expected to go on sale for approximately £5,000.
The Hunter Foundation has previously arranged for US politicians and actors including Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney to come to Scotland.
All of the cash raised will be split between children's charities in Scotland and the Obama Foundation, set up by the former president and his wife Michelle.
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Can Congress serve him with a subpoena to testify while he’s there?
...and to lobby the Scots to vote independence and stay in the E.U.
(there, finished it)
A very beautiful city, with lots and lots of stone houses from the 1700’s. Edinburgh impressed me, as did most of Scotland.
There's an Obama foundation? Well there goes the "charity" part.
I wonder if he’ll play a round at Trump International Golf Links Scotland?
The Scots need to do a William Wallace on the boy’s ass.
Wow! You’re right!!
Watch him bugger off to the Equadorian embassy to avoid extradition, lol.
My mother grew up there in Glasgow. I remember she use to take me to the Edinburgh castle and that huge cannon they have Mons meg. I have a picture of myself sitting on it when I was 5. Scotland, England is unbelievable when it comes to history, it’s nothing over there to see something that is 400 - 600 years old, even a 1000. What I can’t figure out to this day is how the hell did that move that cannon around? LOL!
obammie is sure seems to be staying out of OUR country.
“Tickets for a table of 10 at the dinner are expected to go on sale for approximately £5,000.”
I’d consider it since they are paying people 500 quid. With my iPod and and enough wine, it might be worth it.
The obama charity, like the clinton charity will go to their favorite people...themselves mostly.
Oh, and those they want favor.
The Scots who think they will do well splitting away from the UK will find out what the next great clearances will look like.
Tony Blair actually indicated that.
If Scotland does split away, I hope that they actually make the place as miserable as those Scots deserve.
Obama doesn’t seem to want to go to any African nation.
Why so racist, Barry?
There’s an Obama foundation?
That’s how he can afford his steady diet of imported hotdogs and his ‘wife’ can get all the delivery cheese pizza she can use.
Maybe they will keep his sorry ass...
He should go to Algeria, and finish perfecting the Arab Spring.
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