"There's No Greater Joy"

Barack Obama is proud of his daughter, Sasha and Malia Obama. The former United States president tells PEOPLE his daughters participated in demonstrations against police brutality, which swept the nation this summer.

“They didn’t do it in a way where they were looking for limelight,” Obama shares. “I could not have been prouder of them.”


There was a global outcry over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in May that lasted through the summer. Activists continue to stand for the equal treatment of African Americans in the United States. Meanwhile, the Obamas continue to enjoy the company of one another this holiday season.

“Malia and Sasha have been with us almost continuously since March, with just a few breaks,” Obama shares. “For Michelle and me as parents, to have this bonus time where your kids are having dinner with you every night and we’re playing games and watching movies together — there’s been a lot of joy to that,” the former president continues.

“I think part of what’s been also wonderful is seeing Malia and Sasha become such great friends,” Mr. Obama says of his daughters’ relationship through the years. “Now they’re both old enough, where they just enjoy each other’s company. To be together as a family and see how they’ve become these marvelous young women — there’s been no greater joy than that.”

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Photos: PEOPLE



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