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Obama skipped funeral for beloved aunt so he could play golf

Obama decided that playing golf was more important that a 75 minute flight to Boston for the funeral of an aunt who allegedly meant so much to him.

Barack Obama’s illegal aunt Zeituni Onyango is called “Auntie Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir. Obama claims that Zeituni Onyango helped care for his daughter Sasha when she was first born. He also wrote in his book that Auntie Zeituni helped him connect with his Kenyan heritage.

According to the New York Times, she died surrounded by photographs of Barack Obama. She was living in a Boston funeral home at the time.

However, Obama did not bother to go to her funeral. Instead he went to the golf course.

Other members of the Obama family are trying to put together enough money to ship the body back to Kenya. She was living in the US illegally.

From New York Times…

After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall.

Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the president did not attend, as he was golfing.