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Sasha Obama Missed Barack's Farewell Speech For Most Typical Teenage Reason

When Barack Obama took office all those years ago, Malia and Sasha were just tiny humans.

Now they're all grown up and dealing with the same teenage nonsense me and you once did.

In fact, Sasha Obama had to take care of some adolescent business last night, which is why she wasn't in Chicago supporting her dad's farewell speech.

President Barack Obama delivers his farewell speech in Chicago


Instead, the 15-year-old was at home in Washington D.C. studying for a school test she has today.

Now that's commitment. I mean, if anyone in that class has a valid excuse for skipping a test, it would be, “Sorry, my dad ended his eight years of presidency last night and I had to be at the event.”

She missed quite a performance from Barack.

Sasha Obama walking with sister Milia Obama after leaving Air Force One


He showered America and his family with compliments while wiping away tears from his eyes. It was emotional and I may have wept slightly as well.

Speaking of his daughters, he said,

Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion.

You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be your dad.

*gulps hard*

Malia was so touched by his words she appeared to be fighting back tears.

FLOTUS Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha Obama embrace at Barack Obama's farewell speech


Barack then moved on to his wife Michelle — the FLOTUS we all know and love, who shall forever remain America's number one woman in my heart. He remarked,

You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model.

You've made me proud, and you've made the country proud.

His speech was so inspirational, the crowd started chanting, “Four more years!”

Please don't go, I can change, I promise.

Citations: Sasha misses her father's farewell speech to study for a TEST: First daughter, 15, stays home as Obama pays tribute to 'best friend' Michelle and his 'amazing, smart, kind and thoughtful' girls (DailyMail.com)

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Oliver McAteer


Brit abroad. Previously worked on Metro.co.uk and Snapchat with the Daily Mail.
Brit abroad. Previously worked on Metro.co.uk and Snapchat with the Daily Mail.

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