President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walked in the Inaugural Parade yesterday despite some of his staff members being against it fearing for his safety.
But of course when you’re the President you get your way and his security and team compromised and decided on a location where they felt it was safe for him and the Mrs. To walk in the street. President Obama really wanted to be close to the people who voted him into office and thank them for doing so, even if it was just walking by and waving.
More than 1,000,000 people were said to be at the Inauguration and the parade.
Watch: (via ABC News)
This is the second time the Obamas walked in the Inaugural Parade; the first time was in 2009 when the President was first elected into office. Only two other Presidents have walked in the parade to the White House, the second President of the United States Thomas Jefferson who did it more than two centuries ago and Jimmy Carter who did it back in 1977.
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