Obama on living with 'three opinionated, strong, tall women'
December 18th, 2013
04:25 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama on living with 'three opinionated, strong, tall women'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama may be commander-in-chief but even he gets put in his place at home.

"I've got three opinionated, strong, tall women," Obama said in an interview with People Magazine of his wife and daughters Sasha and Malia. "If they get together, they can have fun about my ears or being too loud, or how I dress."

The First Lady said daughter Malia, 15, has complained in the past that the President asks her friends too many questions.

"Malia had friends over, and there was a question about whether she was going to even introduce them [to her dad], because sometimes he gets a little formal, asking them about school and interests," the First Lady said. "She says, 'I don't know if my friends can handle that."

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"I acquitted myself well...I did not embarrass her," Obama responded.

Obama told People that his daughters have coached him and the First Lady on everything from fashion to how to use social media applications like Vine and Instagram.

The full interview is set to hit newsstands on Friday.

CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Is this news?

    December 18, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    The average American family....with perks of course 🙂

    December 18, 2013 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Peppy

    I think at this point, after all the lies, U-Tube, its not a tax, keep your doc, etc, etc, those 3 tall women don't even believe him any more. How terrible for his kids in school after winning BIGGEST LIE OF THE YEAR award.

    December 18, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. ProudDem

    Release The Hounds!! Rude comments to ensue....

    December 18, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine


    I think at this point, after all the lies, U-Tube, its not a tax, keep your doc, etc, etc, those 3 tall women don't even believe him any more. How terrible for his kids in school after winning BIGGEST LIE OF THE YEAR award.
    Innaugural Winner Sarah Palin has parlayed her win into a cottage industry of lies that you dutifully suck up.

    December 18, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Peppy

    No dutch its not average, hes the pres, hes been caught in numerous lies. Its shame some people cannot think for themselves. P.S. the dems just shot down last night keeping military retirees cost of living, geez talk about 2 faced.
    But what would expect when their leader (loser) won 3 of the BIGGEST LIES OF THE YEAR !!!!~!

    December 18, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  7. Face The Facts

    What a wonderful First Family we have. Down to earth and a great role model. Our President is like other dads that care about their children.

    December 18, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. smith

    Poor guy, no wonder he smokes and drinks Blue Moon.

    December 18, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    Peppykins – Last night the house was in their own beds with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. You cannot get a bill to the president without the Boehner OK. Talk about right wingnut lies. What does a Fox say?

    December 18, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  10. Peppy

    @tommy p dude, I am no Sarah P. fan, the point is America picked this loser, now we all get to live with it !!!!! I don't and never will belong to either party, If you think I didn't jump all over Bush, than you are mistaken, P.S. Obammy has a chance to catch Nixon on the Popularity poll !!!! Now that is scary !!!!! Even Ba=Ba Walters is seeing the light!!!!

    December 18, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    A proud husband and father. Why all the negativity? Chill people, it's Christmas time.

    December 18, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  12. simplyput

    Absolutely nothing wrong with this picture.

    December 18, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  13. AndThereItIs

    Well, CNN has to do something to help the presidents approval rating.

    December 18, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  14. Peppy

    @Timmy as USUAL your wrong, cmon dude, read a little quit being such an Oblunder boy !!!! I know it sucks when your pick is a total loser !!!!~

    December 18, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  15. don in albuquerque

    @Peppy-No you are correct you are no Palin, she made more sense then you do.

    December 18, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. don in albuquerque

    Too bad they did not have the "Lie of the Year" award when Reagan was in office. "Trickle Down" would have made lie of the decade and more. It is still destroying a nation.

    December 18, 2013 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  17. Harold Richards

    The look one Michelle's face when Barack was taking the 'selfie' with Helle Thorning-Schmidt paints a truer picture of the First Couple.

    December 18, 2013 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  18. bcrunner

    @Peppy: I can see how concerned you are about the girls finding out their father was the liar of the year. At least this liar's goal was to get people health insurance. Can you imagine when the Bush girls learned their father's lies killed hundreds of thousands of people!!

    December 18, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  19. Luke,AZ

    What a wonderful first family America has in President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Their children are well adjusted and beautiful. The Obama family has brought class,grace and intelligence to the White House.

    December 18, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  20. corinne

    You have an immature man in the WH , he has done a lot of damage at home and abroad , he is a failure and that has nothing to do with his colour.
    His latest decision to send openly gay representatives to Russia is absolutely childish , these are the Olympics and athletes who have worked very hard to get there , so let us concentrate on that and not on some silly statement to say what...??
    Embarrassing to think that he is trying to get back at Putin , Mr. President you have to grow up , fast.!!!

    December 18, 2013 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  21. S. B. Stein

    I don't care how well he did with her friends. There was some level of embarrassment.

    December 18, 2013 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  22. brock2118

    Sooner or later empty nest syndrome hits. Then you can jump onto the next sensational social phenomenon and opt for three wives to liven up your life.

    December 18, 2013 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  23. stars

    peppy your hate for this smart, handsome black president is driving you crazy get a grip dude.

    December 19, 2013 02:30 am at 2:30 am |