Father First: President Obama Says He Won’t Speak At Daughter’s Graduation For One Reason
President of the United States. POTUS, President Obama. Leader of the free world…Whatever you want to call him, it’s clear President Obama has a number of different titles, but the one he’s most proud of is: Dad.
In his final year in office, the President is preparing himself for his eldest daughter’s high school graduation, but he’s aware his emotions will get the best of him when he sees Malia Obama walk across the stage to receive her diploma.
ABC News reports the president opened up about his daughter’s impending commencement during lunch at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Detroit on Wednesday. Obama was in town to attend the North American Auto Show at Cobo Center.
As you would think, any school that has the President’s daughter would be asking him to speak at the graduation, right? Right. But as it turns out, Obama was actually given the opportunity to speak at the 17-year-old’s ceremony, but he turned it down because he’ll be too busy crying.