Last night, President Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago. In one of the more moving movements of the address, Obama spoke to his daughters, saying they had grown into two "amazing young women" in unusual circumstances, and that they "[...] are smart and you are beautiful. But more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion."
The camera then panned to a visibly moved Malia and Michelle Obama. But one question remained: where the heck was Sasha?
so where’s Sasha?— Christine Rousselle (@crousselle) January 11, 2017
And the lingering question of the evening... Sasha are you okay? Are you okay? Are you okay, Sasha? #wherewasSasha— A'da Woolfolk (@adaacts) January 11, 2017
As it turns out, the 15-year-old was at home in D.C., studying for an exam she had on Wednesday morning.
Where was Sasha? WH Official says she stayed back in DC tonight because she has an exam at school tomorrow morning.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 11, 2017
Sasha Obama is a student at Sidwell Friends School. Her sister graduated from Sidwell in 2016 and will be matriculating at Harvard this fall after taking a gap year.