Where was Sasha Obama during her father’s farewell address?

Washington Post | 1/11/2017 | Samantha Schmidt
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It was one of the more emotional moments of President Obama’s farewell address. His eyes swelling with tears, he spoke of his wife, “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson of the South Side,” and then, of his pride in their two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

“Under the strangest of circumstances you have become two amazing young women,” Obama said. “You are smart and you are beautiful. But more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion.”

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“And,” he added, pausing for applause, “you wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad.”

When his family joined Obama on the stage, at the close of his farewell speech, they held hands and waved at the audience, creating an image of the family that mirrored a similar one from more than eight years ago, at Obama’s victory rally in the same city. But one member of the family was missing: the youngest, Sasha.

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