“So what are you gonna do when the girls start dating?” A radio host on Raleigh radio station asked Barack Obama.
“Oh, that happened,” the POTUS said in a relaxed tone. Unsurprising, as both his daughters Malia and Sasha are 18 and 15 years old respectively, the prime age for first dates and prom nights. “The truth is, I’m pretty relaxed about it.
“Two reasons: For one, Michelle. She’s taught—she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or you know, not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence. And hopefully I’ve been a good example in terms of how I’ve shown respect to my wife. So I don’t worry about it because they’re really solid, smart girls—young ladies now.”
If all else fails? There’s still plenty of privilege when you’re President of the United States. “The other reason is because they have Secret Service.” Obama laughed, “There’s only so much these guys can do. These poor young men come by my house and—”
“They have no idea—”
“No, they have an idea. I describe for them….” Obama joked, probably half-serious.