The nation is still in a bit of an uproar because of last month’s election but President and First Lady Obama are hopeful. The president tells People in a final interview before leaving office that he is optimistic because of the next generation.

“You talk to Malia and Sasha. The idea that you’d discriminate against somebody because they had a different sexual orientation? It’s crazy to them,” Obama reveals. The commander-in-chief further explains, “That generation right behind us, and I believe each successive generation, as long as we’re doing our job of being good models for it, they’re going to move this country forward in a better direction.”


The first family is rounding off an eight-year term in office that has encountered ups and downs. The president recently shared his plans post-oval office with Rolling Stone. “I’m gonna sleep for a couple of weeks when I get out of here, take my wife on a well-deserved vacation,” he shared. “I’ll spend time in my first year out of office writing a book, and I’m gonna be organizing my presidential center, which is gonna be focused on precisely this issue of how do we train and empower the next generation of leadership.”

President and First Lady Obama are the proud parents of two daughters. Malia celebrated her eighteenth birthday earlier this year, and Sasha turned 15-years-old in June. The Obamas will leave the White House on January 20, 2017.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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