President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama head to their helicopter as they get ready to go on their annual summer vacation on Saturday (August 6) in Washington, D.C.
The couple was seen leaving the White House with their teenage daughters Malia and Sasha. The family is on their way to Martha’s Vineyard for a two-week trip.
It has been reported that Sasha will bus tables and work the cash register at a seafood restaurant named Nancy’s during the summer. A server at the restaurant said she has already put in some hours while six Secret Service men kept a perimeter around the location.
FYI: Michelle is wearing a Tory Burch dress and Barton Perreira sunglasses.
Here’s what the President – who happens to be celebrating his 55th birthday today – had to say…
On being a feminist: “And yes, it’s important that their dad is a feminist, because now that’s what they expect of all men. It is absolutely men’s responsibility to fight sexism too.”
On raising daughtersSashaandMalia: “As a parent, helping your kids to rise above these constraints is a constant learning process. Michelle and I have raised our daughters to speak up when they see a double standard or feel unfairly judged based on their gender or race—or when they notice that happening to someone else.”
On Michelletaking care of their kids: “I’ve seen how Michelle has balanced the demands of a busy career and raising a family. Like many working mothers, she worried about the expectations and judgments of how she should handle the trade-offs, knowing that few people would question my choices. And the reality was that when our girls were young, I was often away from home serving in the state legislature, while also juggling my teaching responsibilities as a law professor. I can look back now and see that, while I helped out, it was usually on my schedule and on my terms. The burden disproportionately and unfairly fell on Michelle.”
“I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman – not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America,” he said.
“This is not your typical election,” Obama continued. “It’s not just a choice between parties or policies, the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice – about who we are as a people, and whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government.”
“Donald Trump calls it ‘a divided crime scene’ that only he can fix,” Obama added. “He’s just offering slogans, and he’s offering fear. He’s betting that if he scares enough people, he might score just enough votes to win this election.”
Watch Obama‘s full speech below:
President Obama’s Full Speech at 2016 DNC
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