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Obama Accepted Over $30,000 in Personal Gifts

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017 11:52 AM

President Obama accepted more than $30,000 worth of personal gifts during his last year in office, including a $5,250 framed photograph of Muhammad Ali from comedian Whoopi Goldberg, the International Business Times reports.

In all, Obama took in 11 gifts. The gifts were listed in newly-released disclosure forms. Previous forms going back to 2010 reveal Obama had not accepted any gifts in previous years.

The Ali photo wasn't the most-valuable one, however.

He received a five-book set of his family genealogy from the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was valued at $8,300. The second most valuable gift was a “large wooden map case with vintage maps inside” from National Geographic. It was valued at $7,000.

Goldberg's gift was listed as third most valuable, Here's the remainder of the other gifts spelled out by the disclosure forms:

  • Framed American flag carried in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Valued at $2,520
  • Replica of the Vince Lombardi trophy. Valued at $2,500
  • Signed and framed photo of President John Kennedy. Valued at $1,400
  • Autographed baseball bat from home run slugger Hank Arron. Valued at $900
  • Print of Norman Rockwell's ‘The Problem We All Live With.' Valued at $82
  • Three Native American pots in Pueblo style. Valued at $704
  • Navy letterman-style jacket. Valued at $600
  • Framed ballot for President Abraham Lincoln from the 1864 election. Valued at $465

Presidents are prohibited from accepting gifts from foreign governments and officials without congressional approval. IBT reports. However, they may accept unsolicited gifts from the American public.

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President Obama accepted more than $30,000 worth of personal gifts during his last year in office, including a $5,250 framed photograph of Muhammad Ali from comedian Whoopi Goldberg, the International Business Times reports.
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