Obama Lets Slip Family's Post-Presidency Plans

They'll stay in DC until Sasha graduates
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2016 12:40 AM CST
Obama Lets Slip Family's Post-Presidency Plans
President Obama walks across the South Lawn with daughter Malia, followed by Sasha and first lady Michelle.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Obamas will continue to reside in Washington after the president's second term ends—at least until 14-year-old Sasha finishes high school. The announcement (predicted, kind of, in a September Onion article) is notable in part because it's been decades since a president has stayed in the capital after leaving office, the New York Times reports. Obama let the news out seemingly by accident, notes the Washington Post.

During a visit to Milwaukee on Thursday, Obama told a woman at a restaurant the family would stay for "a couple of years" until Sasha graduates. "Transferring someone in the middle of high school—tough," he said. Theories about where the Obamas might end up have included Chicago (their old hometown), California (where the president likes to golf), Hawaii (the state of his birth), and New York (to teach at Columbia, his alma mater).

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