The Obama family will leave the White House very soon, after eight years living there. As Barack Obamaspends his last days as president at the famed residence, his youngest daughter, Sasha, chose to stay away from the commotion that means the transfer of power on January 20th to Donald Trump and take a well deserved holiday with friends in Miami.
Much was said about the absence of Sasha Obama in the last speech of her father as President of the United States, who, as explained by a senior government official, had not been able to attend because she had test the following day. But now it seems that the study days are behind, as the 15-year-old could take advantage of a few days off at the beach. Barack and Michelle's little daughter was photographed in a bikini along with a group of friends, including the granddaughter of Vice President Joe Biden, Maisy, on a beach in Miami, Florida. Always escorted and protected by her security team, the young woman could be seen having fun under the sun.
There are only days left for the Obamas to leave the house where they have been living for the last eight years, a step that, sure, will not be easy. When they first arrived at the famous presidential residence, Malia and Sasha were 10 and 7 years old, respectively, and now they leave the house as beautiful young women. Although it has been a long time since that day in 2008 when they became, together with their parents, the President and First Lady, residents of the White House, this has not been forgotten. So it is that the daughters of former President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara, who lived there before them, wanted to remember it by writing them an emotional letter that soon became viral. "In eight years, you have done so much. Seen so much. You stood at the gates of the Robben Island cell where South Africa’s Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades, your arms around your father. You traveled to Liberia and Morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education—girls who saw themselves in you, saw themselves in your parents, saw who they could become if they continued to study and learn. You attended state dinners, hiked in national parks, met international leaders and managed to laugh at your dad’s jokes during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon, all while being kids, attending school and making friends. We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease," are some of the words Jenna and Barbara wrote. "Now you are about to join another rarified club, one of former First Children—a position you didn’t seek and one with no guidelines. But you have so much to look forward to. You will be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents, yet you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years."
Although Barack Obama will cease to be President next January 20th, the family has decided to remain in Washington D.C. until Sasha finishes her studies at the prestigious Sidwell Friends private school. On the other hand, Malia, who already finished high school last year, will begin studying at Harvard University after the end of the gap year she decided to take.