Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 17, 2024

Michelle Obama's Advice Steers Daughters Away From Politics, Says Barack Obama

At a fundraising event, former President Barack Obama disclosed that his daughters, Malia and Sasha, are not pursuing political careers, influenced by their mother, Michelle Obama's advice.

Barack Obama made these comments at a fundraising event in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 15. The event took place at the Peacock Theater and featured conversations with Jimmy Kimmel and President Joe Biden. People magazine reported that Obama, aged 62, stated unequivocally that his daughters would not pursue political careers.

Michelle Obama's Influence on Career Choices

The former President mentioned that Michelle Obama, his wife and former First Lady, had a significant influence on their daughters' decision to avoid politics. He quoted Michelle as having strongly advised Malia and Sasha against entering the political arena. Obama said, "That is a question I do not need to answer because Michelle drilled into them so early that you would be crazy to go into politics."

He added emphatically, "It'll never happen." This firm stance from Michelle Obama appears to have resonated with their daughters, who have both chosen different career paths.

Obama's comments came as he spoke with Jimmy Kimmel and President Biden, who was also present at the event. President Biden praised Malia and Sasha, calling them "powerful young women."

Career Paths of Malia and Sasha Obama

Malia Obama is forging a career in the entertainment industry. In January, she showcased a short film she wrote and directed, "The Heart," at the Sundance Film Festival. In a video discussing her project, Malia said, "We hope you enjoy the film and it makes you feel a bit less lonely, or at least reminds you not to forget about the people who are."

Sasha Obama, on the other hand, graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2023 with an undergraduate degree in sociology. Despite her academic focus, Sasha has also dabbled in the entertainment industry, earning a casting interview credit for the Showtime series Couples Therapy under her legal name, Natasha Obama.

The sisters live together, as mentioned in Michelle Obama's book "The Light We Carry." Their shared residence highlights their close bond and mutual support as they navigate their individual career paths.

Barack Obama's Reflections on Parenthood

During the event, Barack Obama reflected on the challenges and rewards of parenthood. He expressed pride in his daughters' accomplishments and commitment to following their passions outside the political sphere. Obama's insights into his family life provided a rare glimpse into the personal decisions that shape the lives of public figures.

Obama's candid discussion about his daughters' career choices underscores the complexity of raising children in the public eye. The former President and First Lady have consistently emphasized the importance of individual choice and personal fulfillment in their parenting approach.

The event in Los Angeles highlighted not only the political discourse but also the personal stories that resonate with the public. Obama's remarks about his daughters added a personal dimension to the political gathering, offering a relatable perspective on family and career choices.

Michelle Obama's Continuing Influence

Michelle Obama's influence on her daughters extends beyond their career choices. As a role model and mentor, she has consistently championed the importance of education, personal growth, and civic engagement. Her advice to avoid politics reflects a broader concern for the well-being and happiness of her children in a challenging and often unforgiving field.

In conclusion, Barack Obama's recent remarks at the fundraising event for Joe Biden shed light on the career choices of his daughters, influenced by the advice of their mother, Michelle Obama. Malia and Sasha Obama are pursuing careers in the entertainment industry and academia, respectively, steering clear of politics as per their mother's guidance. The event also highlighted the ongoing influence of Michelle Obama on her daughters' lives and the importance of personal fulfillment in career decisions.

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