Over the weekend, Malia Obama shocked the country by confirming that she will be attending Harvard University after taking a gap year, despite the fact that her parents urged her not to attend a big name school.
Now, the president has broken his silence about his daughter’s decision, and what he had to say has left many surprised.
“You know, I couldn’t be prouder of her. But it’s tough, though,” Obama said, according to Daily Mail. “This is my first one leaving and my daughters are wonderful, and one of the great pleasures of being in the White House is because I live above the store, I’ve been able to spend every night that I’m in town with them.”
“I’m going to miss her terribly,” he added. “But she is well-prepared, she is going to do great things – and as Michelle reminds us, our job is to make sure they don’t need us anymore.”
This came months after Obama told Ellen DeGeneres that he had turned down an invitation to speak at Malia’s high school graduation because he knows he’ll never be able to stop crying.
“I’m going to be wearing dark glasses, sobbing. I’m going to cry,” he said. “She’s one of my best friends. It’s going to be hard for me not to have her around all the time, but she’s ready to go.”
Yikes…Get it together, Barry! No wonder people like Russian President Vlademir Putin don’t take America seriously anymore. It’s sweet to love your daughter, but our leader needs to maintain a tough exterior that will put fear in the hearts of our enemies. Instead, Barack is showing the entire world how weak he is, and therefore how vulnerable America is to attack.