During his farewell speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama thanked his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha for sacrificing for his political dreams — but one of them was notably missing during the thank you.
Sasha Obama, the president’s younger daughter, was not in attendance during Mr. Obama’s final speech while in office. With no explanation about her absence, Twitter exploded with questions about why Sasha was not there.
Why isn't Sasha Obama at this speech? I'm just going to assume it's because it's a school night and Obama seems like that kind of Dad
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 11, 2017
Lol y'all know Sasha Obama wasn't there because her mama isn't about to let her go out on a school night.
— • K H A D E G A • (@TheKhadegaMo) January 11, 2017
— Roi Reis (@reisroi) January 11, 2017
So where was she??
CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted the answer as told to him by the White House:
Where was Sasha? WH Official says she stayed back in DC tonight because she has an exam at school tomorrow morning.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 11, 2017