President Obama is preparing to leave the White House and send his daughter, Malia, off to college. The commander-in-chief tells WKRC-TV that he will miss his oldest child when she leaves for university next year.
“You know, I couldn’t be prouder of her,” Obama says. “But it’s tough, though.” Malia will follow in her parents’ footsteps of attending an Ivy League college when she checks into Harvard university in 2017. The teen has expressed her desire to pursue filmmaking and has already worked in the field.
“This is my first one leaving and my daughters are wonderful, and one of the great pleasures of being in the White House is because I live above the store, I’ve been able to spend every night that I’m in town with them,” the president says. “I’m going to miss her terribly,” he adds. “But she is well-prepared, she is going to do great things–and as Michelle reminds us, our job is to make sure they don’t need us anymore.”
Malia will graduate from Sidwell high school in coming weeks. She will take full advantage of the “gap year” incentive before entering Harvard in 2017.