After Threatening Russia, Obama Heads to Hawaii for Vacation

Posted: Dec 16, 2016 9:45 AM

Barack Obama and his family will be taking Air Force One to Honolulu on Friday to embark on their annual Christmas vacation.  The family does not plan on returning to the White House until after the new year.

It appears that the so-called cyber attack by the Russian government is not important enough for Obama to stay in Washington, D.C. during the holidays.

Before departing Friday evening, Obama will host reporters for his annual end-of-year news conference, scheduled for 2:15 p.m.

Obama promised that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for accusations of suspected meddling in America's election process.

"Some of it may be explicit and publicized, some of it may not be," he told NPR News Thursday. "But Mr. Putin is well aware of my feelings about this, because I spoke to him directly about it."

President-elect Donald Trump will take the keys to the White House in 35 days.