Obama: "we're done" on question of another child

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 17, 2011 9:28 AM
Obama: "we're done" on question of another child

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he and his wife Michelle had no plans to have another child in addition to their two daughters.

"I think Michelle's general view is 'we're done'," he told ABC's Good Morning America in an interview broadcast Friday.

Their two daughters are Sasha, 10 and Malia, 12 and Obama also joked about soon being the father of teenagers.

"I understand that teenage-hood is complicated. I should also point out that I have men with guns that surround them, often, and a great incentive for running for reelection is that it means they never get in a car with a boy who had a beer."

The interview was mainly about family and fatherhood, but also touched on the economy and the resignation of Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner amid a flap over lewd pictures.

"I wish Representative Weiner and his lovely wife well," Obama said. "Obviously, it's been a tough incident for him, but I'm confident that they'll refocus and he'll refocus, and they'll end up being able to bounce back."

Weiner resigned on Thursday following a weeks-long scandal after he sent lewd photographs of himself to women on line. The White House had called the situation a distraction and Obama said earlier this week he personally would have resigned.