Michelle Obama Is 'Surprised' Malia & Sasha Have 'Any Friends' after Being Daughters of a President

Immediate Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama recently granted an interview where she spoke on different issues including her time in the White House, and her daughters.

In the interview, she expressed her surprise as to how her daughters still have friends after being daughters of the country’s number one citizen.

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With #MothersDay just a couple days away, I find myself thinking a lot about the way my mother raised me. And even though our family was crammed into a tiny apartment, one of the greatest gifts she gave me was the freedom to explore and develop into my own person. For instance, even though we didn’t have much money, she and my dad cobbled enough money together to send me on a high-school trip to Paris, which opened up the world to me in so many ways. And now that I’m raising kids of my own, I wanted to pass that lesson on to my own girls. I’ve been so fortunate to be able to travel with Sasha and Malia all across the country and around the world—experiences my mother never would have dreamed of back when I was their age. But though the settings may be different, the message is the same, and it’s one I hope mothers everywhere pass on to their daughters—in seeking out new perspectives and reaching outside of our comfort zones, we can discover more about ourselves.

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Michelle Obama sat down for an interview with the co-host of “CBS This Morning,” Gayle King. In the interview, she talked about the power of being Black, her daughters, and her husband.

She also advised young trailblazers on the need to find a balance and she discussed a host of other issues. The highlight of the interview was, however, her expression of surprise that her daughters still had friends.

EXCERPTS FROM THE INTERVIEW

During the interview, Michelle Obama revealed that she and her husband took a lot of punches to get to the White House. She also said that her family is now doing fine, though she further explained that them doing fine is not okay. Michelle, then said that, she and Barrack Obama would not be living their best life until everyone is living their best lives. 

The former First Lady also spoke about how she raised her two daughters in the White House. She explained that they lived their lives, pretending that all the craziness happening around them wasn’t existing.

She also explained that she told them that the fact that their father is the President had nothing to do with them, and thus, they had to take their “butts” to school.

Mrs. Obama further explained that she noted the strangeness of the situation whereby her daughters were always surrounded by armed guards, even when they went for sleepovers at their friends’ houses. Thus she was surprised that they had any friends at this moment. 

Michelle Obama went on to credit her mother, Marian Robinson for helping her raise her humble daughters. She went on to talk about her father, and also offered some candid advice to women.

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Growing up, every time I’d come home from school with a story to share, my mother was there with a snack and a listening ear to hear about what was on my mind. When I came home with a tale about my disastrous second-grade classroom, she marched into the school to figure out what was going on. And as I grew older, including up through my years as First Lady, she was always there for me as a guiding light through whatever fog was clouding my path. She’s always listened more than she lectured; observed more than she demonstrated. In doing so, she allowed me to think for myself and develop my own voice. From an early age, she saw that I had a flame inside me, and she never tempered it. She made sure that I could keep it lit. Mom, thank you for kindling that fire within me, and for your example as a mother and a grandmother to our girls. We would never be who we are today without you. #HappyMothersDay, Mom. Love you. ❤️

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MICHELLE OBAMA’S MEMOIR REVEALS DAUGHTER’S WISH ON PROM NIGHT

The former First Lady’s memoir, "Becoming," has in it many revelations, as well as some scathing criticism of President Donald Trump. One of such revelations is what her daughter, Malia Obama told her parents on her prom night.

Malia, who was then aged sixteen, pleaded with her parents to be cool, as her date for the Prom was about to meet with them.

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