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Federal Register Releases Gift List of Barack Obama

by Sheela Philomena on April 26, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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 Federal Register Releases Gift List of Barack Obama

The gift list of Barack Obama has been released by the Federal Register.

The list includes presents that were given to Barack, First Lady Michelle and their two daughters by numerous foreign dignitaries in 2011.

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Among the strangest gifts are the items presented by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who gave the First Family an Hermes golf bag, Dior bathrobes, a beach towel, a reusable grocery bag, and a Lancel toiletry bag, Politico reported.

According to France24, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's gifts to Obama included a golf putter as well as a training console.

Canadian PM Stephen Harper gave Barack a basketball signed by members of the Toronto Raptors team.
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Australia PM Julia Gillard's gifts include a specially designed red, white and blue Australian rules shirt with "USA Revolution" on the front.

Other gifts to Barack were more formal, including a 48-inch bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln by the artist Yuan Xikun given by former Chinese President Hu Jintao, valued at 9,800 dollars.

The presents were turned over to the National Archives and Records Administration that runs presidential libraries.

Source: ANI
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