They’re partying like it’s 2019.
Celebrities, politicians and a couple hundred other “close friends and family members” packed in to celebrate former President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday Saturday in what was billed as a “scaled-back” bash amid rising concerns about the fast-spreading Delta variant of COVID-19.
Yet A-listers streamed into Martha’s Vineyard for the swanky soiree at Obama’s $12 million seaside mansion, and few were spotted wearing masks.
All while President Biden, Obama’s ex-veep, warned the nation about a possible coronavirus resurgence.
“It’s hypocrisy at its finest and shows they don’t believe what they are saying,” said Republican Party consultant Ryan James Girdusky.
“The liberal elites are laughing at us, attempting to sell this as a ‘scaled-back party,’ ” said GOP chairwoman and upstate New York Rep. Elise Stefanik.
“Rules for thee and not for me.”
Indeed, a carefree atmosphere ruled the weekend on Martha’s Vineyard as famous guests jetted in from around the world and workers put up huge tents to accommodate the throng of partygoers.
John Legend, who arrived with wife Chrissy Teigen on Friday, was set to sing, sources told The Post. A performance by The Roots drummer Questlove was planned.
Also on the guest list were Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg, ex-NBA star Dwyane Wade and actress wife Gabrielle Union, Stephen Colbert, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Vedder and Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Obama, who turned 60 on Wednesday, hit the links Saturday with pals including actor Don Cheadle, who flew in Friday.
Former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, now Biden’s “climate czar,” arrived by private plane, prompting widespread criticism on social media for the environmentally irresponsible choice of transportation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also arrived by private plane, getting VIP treatment at Martha’s Vineyard Airport when she came in at around noon, though she was not there for the Obama bash, sources said.
They told The Post the Secret Service made special arrangements for her private jet to taxi away from the paparazzi-filled main terminal to the far end of the airport, where she was picked up and whisked away by private black cars.
The special treatment for the California Democrat was just part of the Secret Service’s activity on the upscale island.
TMZ reported agents angered residents by ordering them around and blocking roads.
One local businessman said Obama had an expanded definition of what constitutes a “close friend.”
“His close friends apparently include his golfing buddies, politicians, celebrities,” the bizman told the Daily Mail. “Those people are here on the island and I doubt he’ll be turning them…
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