Barack Obama did an interview where he opened up about Malia’s first day at Harvard. Hint — the loving father cried, and his daughter was strong.
Mr. Obama shared the intimate details about his oldest’s child in college during a lengthy chit-chat on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.
The ex-president explained that his wife, Michelle, was ready for the big day and held it like a pro.
The former first lady walked into Malia’s room and got busy cleaning the bathroom and fixing the closet.
Sasha, who is more organized than her sister, opted to fix the bed and arrange little items on shelves.
The former senator from Illinois went on to confess that he sat in the room and started feeling down, emotional, and crying about the fact that his baby girl had moved out of the family home and is now a college student.
The defacto leader of the Democratic Party said Malia saw how depressed he was and had enough kindness to help him out.
The 19-year-old future filmmaker asked her dad to put up a small lamp.
The politician said him setting up the lamp was supposed to take five minutes. Instead, he worked on it for half an hour.
The father of two told Letterman: “I was useless. Everybody had already seen me crying and misting up for the previous three weeks. So, Malia, who is very thoughtful, she says, ‘Hey, Dad, you know, I have got this lamp in this box. Can you put this desk lamp together?’ I said, ‘Sure.’ So, I grab it. It should have taken three minutes. It only had like four parts.”
He went on to say: “I am sitting there, and I am just toiling away at this little thing, and it is taken half an hour. Meanwhile, Michelle has finished scrubbing, and I was just pretty pathetic. I tried to hold it together in front of Malia, and then when we drove away, Secret Service is in the front. They are pretending they cannot hear me in the back sniveling.”
Mr. Obama said he speaks to Malia very often and added: “I get home, and she knows I am pathetic, so she texted me ‘This is all great. And we are talking on a regular basis, but when we were kids. My grandmother, who had grown up during the Depression and she hated long-distance calls.It was too expensive. So, if you called collect, you were not sure if she was going to accept. ‘What does he want?’ Like you were calling from jail or something. I wish you happy birthday!'”
Once more the former POTUS declined to comment on the scandals surrounding his daughter or Donald Trump.