Barack Obama is revealing how funny he scares him about his daughter, Sasha. The 44th president appeared virtually in Jimmy Kimmel Live On Thursday to promote his new memories, A promised land, and revealed that it is his 19-year-old daughter’s resemblance to his wife, Michelle Obama, that scares him from time to time. The former first couple also share their daughter Malia, 22.
“Sasha is a mini Michelle,” Obama said. “I’m scared of Michelle and Sasha, having seen that, she basically has the same look and the same attitude.”
While his youngest daughter looks like his wife, Obama noted that “Malia looks more like me with a temper.”
“We call ourselves ‘The Long Faces’ because [Malia’s] The face is more shaped like mine, and ‘The Round Faces’ is Michelle and Sasha, “he explained.” The Round Faces are a fiercer tribe. We are like vegetarians, gatherers and they hunters. We try to keep the peace with them … In general, I am the worst part of the jokes in my house. “
Since its launch on Tuesday, A promised land has already become a bestseller, surpassing even the impressive sales of the former first lady’s book, Becoming, it had when it came out in 2018.
“It’s a bit more, but I’m not going to include it over dinner,” Obama said of his book’s sales compared to his wife’s. “Actually, Michelle’s attitude is, ‘Go, go and sell some books. It’s okay. Because that will pay for some of my shoes.’
As for her daughters’ reaction to her book, they have still sat down to read it.
“You are never a prophet in your own land,” Obama joked. “His attitude is, ‘We have better things to do than read your boring rants and raves.’ They have promised that at some point they will. “
“In truth, I think it took them like 10 years before they finally chose my first book,” he added about his previous books. Dreams of my father (1995) and The boldness of hope (2006). “I suspect that by the time they are 30 they will have read it.”
Throughout his most recent memoirs, Obama writes about the challenges of being a husband and father while serving as president.
“My dad wasn’t there when I was little. When I married Michelle and we talked about starting a family, I said to myself, ‘I’m going to do things differently. I’m going to make sure my daughters know about me, them they know they are loved, they know they are supported, ‘”he said in JKL. “In general, they say, I think I did a good job on that front, but there were many times that I left more than I wanted, especially during the campaign for the presidency. There were times when ‘I would have to leave early, in the middle of something, because a crisis arises “.
“Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that I couldn’t do normal things with them,” he continued. “If we wanted to go to a bookstore while I was president, they would have the SWAT teams, they would have to close the manhole covers in front of the store.”
However, no matter how busy he was, Obama made sure to have dinner with his family every night – a tradition, he said, that improved his job performance.
“The good news was, and I didn’t anticipate this, but it ended up being a strange benefit of the presidency, you don’t have a commute because you live above the store. I was able to make sure I was having dinner with them every night at 6:30.” , said. “You come down from the situation room and suddenly you hear about a dumb kid at school or you witness an argument between Michelle and Sasha about whether Sasha is really going to eat that spinach or not.”
“It takes your head off things a little bit. It helped me land,” he continued. “In fact, I think I was a better president because of that constant reminder of what the point of all this is, as well as making sure to leave a better world for his children.”
A promised land It is now available.