Barack Obama shared that his daughters, Malia and Sasha, are not interested in politics due to advice from their mother, Michelle Obama. During a fundraising event for President Joe Biden in Los Angeles, Barack mentioned that Michelle has strongly discouraged their daughters from pursuing political careers. He expressed that both Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, will “never” become president as Michelle instilled in them the idea that entering politics would be unwise.

While Malia has ventured into the entertainment industry, showcasing a short film she wrote and directed at the Sundance Film Festival, Sasha recently graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Southern California. Malia’s film, titled The Heart, delves into the theme of grief and human connection, reflecting her talent and creativity beyond the political realm. On the other hand, Sasha seems to be exploring opportunities in the entertainment field, as evidenced by her involvement in the Showtime series Couples Therapy under her legal name, “Natasha Obama.”

The Obama sisters, following Michelle’s guidance, are carving their paths in different industries, distancing themselves from the political arena. Michelle, in her book The Light We Carry, highlights their bond and shared experiences as a family. While the prospect of the Obama sisters entering politics may be intriguing to some, it seems that their focus lies elsewhere, embracing their individual talents and passions. As they navigate their respective career journeys, Malia and Sasha continue to uphold the values instilled by their parents while forging their identities outside the realm of politics.