Alexis Dent
November 05, 2016 3:13 pm
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President Barack Obama isn’t like other dads, he’s a cool dad. At least, that’s what it sounds like when it comes to his daughters’ dating lives. This week he became Dad In Chief while on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Speaking to Raleigh radio station WDCG, Obama said he wasn’t worried about Malia and Sasha dating for all the right reasons.  President Obama explained that Sasha and Malia have already started dating and he has one major reason for why he trusts them so much. Her name is Michelle Obama. Because of course it is.

President Obama explained that his wife is “such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence.” Seriously, could Obama be any sweeter? Apparently so. He added, “Hopefully I’ve been a good example in terms of how I show respect to my wife.”

Cue the waterworks. Michelle and Barack continue to be #couplegoals and show us what long-lasting love looks like. No wonder he’s not worried about Sasha and Malia dating; they have a great example of enduring love to admire daily.

This radio interview serves as a refreshing reminder that yes, the president is just like us. (Or at least like the cool dads of the world.) But it also goes to show that trust goes a long way. Oh, and that President Obama has raised some awesome daughters.

Any president who declares himself (or herself!) a feminist is cool in our books, but the cute factor didn’t stop at the comments about Michelle. Obama went on to say, “I really don’t worry about because they’re really solid, smart girls.”

Please say it one more time for the people in the back, Barry. And while we’re at it: cheers to all you girls out there who are solid and smart AF.

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