Regardless of what
you might think about Barack Obama’s job as president, it’s
impossible to argue that he wasn’t excellent father who
successfully raised two daughters. Well, unless you’re somebody who
is absolutely hopeless and just likes to argue about dumb things.
When you’re a child who suddenly finds themselves under the
microscope because their father is the most powerful leader on the
planet, that can really screw you up. But by all accounts Malia and
Sasha lived a relatively normal childhood while growing up in the
White House. Today Malia studies at Harvard and has been dating some
smart, dapper British bloke for the past couple of years. But how
much do you know about Sasha? Since you’re dying to know, we’ve
got the scoop!
is Actually Her Nickname
For the entire duration of Obama’s presidency, we all knew his younger daughter as Sasha. But in the summer of 2017, the truth came out: her actual birth name is Natasha! Why would they hide this from us? Can we be certain that it’s true? We should demand her long-form birth certificate and blah blah blah.
Suffered a Health Scare as an Infant
At the age of 3 months, Sasha contracted meningitis, a serious disease that can lead to death if not properly treated. Her father regarded it as the most difficult time in his life, recalling that she had to undergo a spinal tap and how it really put other things in his life into perspective.
was the Youngest Child To Reside in the White House in Almost 50
At the time that her father was sworn into office in 2009, Sasha was just 7 years old, making her the youngest child of a sitting president since John Kennedy’s children Caroline (3) and John-John (7 weeks) moved into the White House back in 1961.