I won't speak at Malia's graduation because I'm going to cry - Obama

2016-01-21 08:00
President Barack Obama. (AFP)

President Barack Obama. (AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - When it comes to his daughters US President Barack Obama has always been vocal about his absolute devotion to them.

It should come as no surprise that when he was asked to talk at his daughter Malia’s high school graduation he said no, as he would be to emotional, according to ABC.

While having lunch in Detroit, with a few members of his entourage, Obama said on Tuesday: “Malia's school asked if I wanted to speak at the commencement and I said no".

“I'm going to be wearing dark glasses and I am going to cry”, the President explained.

Malia is the president’s oldest daughter and has always stayed away from the media.

In January Obama again got emotional, this time about gun control.

He started to cry during a speech in the White House while announcing new executive actions on gun control.

“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,” he added. “And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.”

Read more on:    barack obama  |  us

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.