VIDEO! Watch the video of Malia Ann and Sasha Obama, the two daughters of Barack Obama. Obama said this morning that this video interview will never happen again. Obama says it was a mistake to have Malia Ann and Sasha appear on TV. But many fans think it was great and don’t understand what he is so concerned about.
Fan reaction to the video has been positive, saying it shows Obama as a family man.
But Obama says it was a mistake to have Malia Ann and Sasha on television. Meantime the press is being critical of him for changing his position on whether or not to have his kids on television and be part of his campaign message.
“We wouldn’t do it again, and we won’t be doing it again,” Obama told NBC’s “Today” show.
When the interview first aired, news media circles scrambled, since presidential candidates’ children are usually off limits.
Says Reuters: “But the interview made it seem like the candidate was trying to have it both ways: on the one hand demanding privacy for his daughters and, on the other, putting them out front in his campaign.”
That left the press confused. Did Obama want his kids in the press or not?
“We had a unique situation in Montana where it was Malia’s birthday, and all of us, I think, got caught up in the festivities and so they had a chance to be their adorable selves on TV …In retrospect, I think, you know, if you’d ask me … we wouldn’t do it again. Everybody was having a good time, and I think we got carried away a little bit”.
“We got carried away in the moment. We were having a birthday party and everybody was laughing, and suddenly this thing cropped up. And I didn’t catch it quickly enough”.
LALATE has an excerpt of the video. Watch it below.
Barack Obama, Malia Ann Obama, Sasha Obama