The Obamas…they’re just like us. Even if they have to miss an important event to study for an exam.
A tearful Obama delivered his Farewell Address last night at McCormick Place in Chicago. One of the memorable moments of his speech was when he took a moment to thank his wife and his daughters for all their support throughout his presidency. “Malia and Sasha, 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,” he said. “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.”
After an emotional expression of gratitude for the women in his life, we all had the same question…where was Sasha?
Sasha Obama was visibly absent from her father’s last speech Tuesday night as the President of the United States. She was nowhere to be found in the audience with her mom or sister- she was also missing when the Obama family took the stage. This raised mixed responses on Twitter:
2017 study motivation: sasha obama missing her dad's presidential farewell speech because of an exam the next morning
— blue (@laurarpalmer) January 11, 2017
I hope Sasha Obama's report is on "Missing once in a lifetime, historical events because my parents are crazy."
— Jas Waters (@JasFly) January 11, 2017
Is Sasha the designated survivor? I miss her. #ObamaFarewell
— Amy Spitalnick (@amyspitalnick) January 11, 2017
Sasha Obama missing the Farewell Address is really not that big of a deal. Do you know how many speeches she's seen over the last 8 years?
— C. Chesir, Esquire (@CounselorCierra) January 11, 2017
I'm stuck between 'Sasha Obama shouldn't get special treatment as a student' and 'missing something this big for a damn exam is ridiculous'
— Chiwetel's Glasses (@takilah805) January 11, 2017
People are going to crucify Sasha Obama for missing her test or for staying back to study for it. Let it go
— Louie Tamayo (@rouietamayo) January 11, 2017
During her summer break in 2016, Sasha was criticized for working at Nancy’s on Martha’s Vineyard as many wondered why the president’s daughter was even working at a seafood restaurant. Take a look at what this Twitter user had to say:
Sasha Obama working at a Seafood Restaurant
Here in Kenya, even an MCA's son wouldn't be caught dead doing this. pic.twitter.com/X9DLuLzssA
— JT™ ???? (@jayteemuro) August 10, 2016
And there you have it: the real reason the 15-year-old Obama missed out on her father’s address is because she had a big exam at school the next morning, according to a CBS News correspondent. So there it is, the Obamas- responsible people first, First Family second.