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Shirtless Barack Obama is pictured on his paddle board in Hawaii days before Capitol violence

Shirtless Barack Obama is pictured on his paddle board in Hawaii days before Capitol violence – as he hits out at ‘great dishonor and shame’ of MAGA mob invasion

  • The 59-year-old former president, who accused Donald Trump of inciting yesterday’s carnage which left four dead, was pictured in a pair of swimming trunks gliding across Kailua Bay on Monday 
  • But Obama took to Twitter last night to condemn his White House successor for bringing ‘dishonor and shame’ to the seat of America’s democracy as hundreds of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol Building 
  • ‘History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame,’ he said 

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A shirtless Barack Obama has been paddle boarding over the calm Hawaiian waves thousands of miles away from the storm in Washington DC

The 59-year-old former president, who accused Donald Trump of inciting yesterday’s carnage which left four dead, was pictured in a pair of swimming trunks gliding across Kailua Bay on Monday.

But Obama took to Twitter last night to condemn his White House successor for bringing ‘dishonor and shame’ to the seat of America’s democracy as hundreds of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol Building.

‘History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation,’ Obama wrote.

Chilling: The 59-year-old former president, who accused Donald Trump of inciting yesterday's carnage which left four dead, was pictured in a pair of swimming trunks gliding across Kailua Bay on Monday

Chilling: The 59-year-old former president, who accused Donald Trump of inciting yesterday’s carnage which left four dead, was pictured in a pair of swimming trunks gliding across Kailua Bay on Monday

Obama wading through the breakers in Hawaii earlier this week before carnage erupted in DC

Obama wading through the breakers in Hawaii earlier this week before carnage erupted in DC

The fit former president makes easy work of the calm waters in Hawaii on Monday

The fit former president makes easy work of the calm waters in Hawaii on Monday

The fit former president makes easy work of the calm waters in Hawaii on Monday

He added: ‘But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise.’

Obama remained largely silent on the scene taking place in D.C. on January 6 – the same day Congress moved to certify the election for Joe Biden, who served as Obama’s vice president for eight years.

He weighed in, finally, around 8.00pm, as the massive scene at the Capitol dissipated and Congress continued their joint session to accept the Electoral College results six hours behind schedule.

‘Here’s my statement on today’s violence at the Capitol,’ Obama wrote in a tweet with an image of his statement attached. 

‘Their [Republicans’] fantasy narrative has spiralled further and further fro reality, and it builds upon years of resentment,’ Obama wrote. ‘Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped up in a violent crescendo.’

Obama looked relaxed on the beach earlier this week but he didn't mince his words last night

Obama looked relaxed on the beach earlier this week but he didn't mince his words last night

Obama looked relaxed on the beach earlier this week but he didn’t mince his words last night

Obama is shadowed by a man in a kayak off Hawaii on Monday

Obama is shadowed by a man in a kayak off Hawaii on Monday

Obama showed off his toned upper body on a Hawaiian beach Monday

Obama showed off his toned upper body on a Hawaiian beach Monday

The former president wades through the warm waters of the Pacific on Monday

The former president wades through the warm waters of the Pacific on Monday

The former president wades through the warm waters of the Pacific on Monday

After listening to Trump speak at the Ellipse Wednesday afternoon, thousands of supporters marched from there to Capitol Hill, where they were able to successfully breach the Capitol and obstruct Congress from their duty to certify the election.

The Capitol immediately went on lockdown, and lawmakers escorted from their respective chambers.

Obama said he feels optimistic that members of the GOP are turning against the president, claiming: ‘We need more leaders like these.’  

The former president has spent many holidays in Hawaii, his home state where he spent a lot his childhood. 

He and Michelle went on a kayaking trip shortly before Christmas and they were spotted at Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua earlier in December. 

Fire and fury: The flash of a police munition lights up the steps of the Capitol during the invasion by a Trump-incited mob

Fire and fury: The flash of a police munition lights up the steps of the Capitol during the invasion by a Trump-incited mob 

The former president wrote in his statement 'History will rightly remember today's violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation'

The former president wrote in his statement ‘History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation’

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