As people around the world have spread out into isolation to slow the new coronavirus, many are adjusting to new routines and new realities. They’re working from home or are searching for diversions or hobbies. Celebrities like Idris Elba have been learning how to play guitar and some are banding together to sing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” while others are trolling them.
The unprecedented social distancing effort has also forced some of the United States’ most prominent political families indoors, as everyone looks to “flatten the curve” and halt the spread of the coronavirus to protect hospitals while researchers work on treatments and a vaccine.
Joining people around the country, political families like the Bushes and Obamas are also using their platforms to spread helpful information about staying healthy — and sane — and giving some colorful peeks into their home lives.
Here’s where the Bush, Clinton, McCain, Obama and Trump families are and what they’re up to during the coronavirus pandemic.
While the coronavirus forced Today co-host Jenna Bush Hager to push back the release of her new book Everything Beautiful in Its Time until September, the former first daughter said this week on Instagram that she’s been riding out the pandemic by “hugging my babes, calling my friends and family, and finding comfort in books.”
Hager, who wrote the memoir Sisters First along with her 38-year-old twin sister Barbara Piece Bush in 2017, wrote on Instagram on Monday that she misses “talking to friends about books” and called on her followers to support independent book stores, who are among the numerous businesses around the country struggling to keep business afloat as the federal government asks non-essential stores to temporarily shut their doors.
As for Barbara — who is more private than …read more