Video shows former President Obama boarding a secret service vehicle that had been parked in a handicap spot for two hours in Los Angeles, the Daily Mail reports.
The former president met his daughters Sasha and Malia at a pricey sushi restaurant. While they dined, secret service agents parked the SUV used to transport Obama in a handicap space, according to the outlet.
After dinner, Obama was escorted to the car and confidently waved to onlookers, seeming to not even realize where the vehicle was parked.
The photos and video of the incident incited criticism on social media.
Former President Barack Hussein Obama [DS] was pictured boarding his Secret Service SUV on Saturday, which was parked over a handicap spot in West LA’s trendy Hamasaku sushi restaurant https://t.co/wQTOFTZoIk pic.twitter.com/FW3WS7MbKG— 🟢BandOfBrothersQ🟢 (@BandOfBrothersQ) September 26, 2022
“@BarackObama parks in handicap spot while visiting daughters in LA restaurant … typical elitism!” one Twitter user wrote.
The restaurant called Hamasaku features high-end sushi dishes. For specialty sushi, customers can expect to spend $50 for an 8-piece sushi roll.
Obama traveled to LA because his oldest daughter Malia is pursuing a screenwriting career, and the younger Sasha is studying at the University of Southern California.