Meet the Obama girls
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama doesn’t like sweets, prefers minty gum to bubblegum and leaves his luggage in everybody’s way when he arrives home on a break from the campaign.
That’s the scoop from the Democratic presidential candidate’s daughters from a family interview for television’s “Access Hollywood.”
Malia and Sasha Obama have joined their parents on the campaign trail a number of times in recent weeks. They spoke for the first time in the interview which began airing on Tuesday.
“When he comes home and leaves his big gigantic bag in the mudroom, sometimes I trip over it,” said Malia, who celebrated her 10th birthday while the family campaigned in Butte, Montana, on Independence Day.
“You always put your bag on my shoes,” seven-year-old Sasha scolded her father.
The girls joined their mother in showing that the Illinois senator does not live up to his public imagine as a fashion plate.
“I think it’s funny that he’s involved in this fashion icon stuff, because these pants he’s had for probably about 10 years,” Michelle Obama said.
“And that belt,” Malia chimed in.
Obama said he was “baffled” by the whole fashion thing himself, “because I hate to shop.”
Asked about the possibility of living in the White House, Sasha said: “It would be very cool.”
“I think my most excitement about it is that I’d get to redecorate my room,” Malia said. “I enjoy decorating.”
Photo credit: Reuters/John Gress (Barack Obama with his family)