Jill Layton
November 05, 2016 8:53 am
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When you’re the daughters of the President of the United States, dating will always be a challenge. That’s certainly the case for Malia and Sasha Obama, but their dad isn’t the challenge. It’s the opposite — President Obama feels bad for the boys who try to date his daughters.

Because for the boys, picking their dates up at the White House probably isn’t exactly normal protocol.

Malia and Sasha are 18 and 15, which makes them old enough to date, and their dad is actually cool with it. In fact, they’ve already been out on dates.

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OK, so he’s obviously the perfect dad — the perfect dad who feels totally confident that his daughters are under watchful eyes. It’s great that he realizes that having a strong mother and a respectful, responsible dad enables his daughters to make good choices about any potential suitors.

Of course, there can be two reasons…

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In the meantime, he definitely just scared off countless hopeful young suitors, which was perhaps his secret intention after all (though we’re sure he’s kidding.) Still, though, President Obama wins dad of the year — although we have a feeling Malia and Sasha might disagree after that interview.

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