It was the question that generated many internet jokes, memes and just a slight sense of absence Tuesday night at President Barack Obama‘s Farewell Speech in Chicago, Illinois: where was Sasha Obama?!
POTUS was joined by his beautiful wife, FLOTUS Michelle Obama, and 18-year-old daughter Malia Obama…..but no Sasha. Well, it appears she had a pretty good excuse as to why she missed one of the greatest speeches of all time by her dad (although I’m sure she doesn’t mind….she lives with the guy).
According to a White House official, she stayed back in Washington D.C. because she had an important exam in the morning on Wednesday!
But even in Sasha’s absences, the President made sure to highlight both of his children during his now famous “Farewell” address.
“Under the strangest of circumstances you have become two amazing young women. You are smart and you are beautiful. But more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion,” The President said to his two girls. “You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad.”
Ugh. I’m just sad, Dancers. I can’t believe we go from this extraordinary family with such a great legacy, to……THAT.
The Higher Powers, please watch over us all.