President Barack Obama’s farewell speech received a lot of reactions but if there was anything that remained conspicuously missing was his daughter Sasha Obama. The absence was so shouting that it led to the hash tag on Twitter: Where is Sasha?
When the president began his speech, one could barely notice the absence. For those who did, they cared less especially after being clouded by emotions of reality that they were listening to Obama’s final address as the President of the United States. But the absence of the lastborn became apparent when Barack Obama started to attribute his success to his wife and two daughters: Malia and Sasha Obama, reports The Washington Post.
Obama greatly captured the hearts of many with his attribute to the two teenagers:
“Malia and Sasha,” He said. “Under the strangest of circumstances you have become two amazing young women. You are smart and you are beautiful. But more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion. And you wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad.”
Malia was right beside the mother wiping away tears. But Sasha was nowhere to be seen. Soon enough, the internet broke out with the hashtag #whereissasha tending on Twitter.
Twitter Reaction to Sasha Obama Absence
— Alexander Whitcomb (@AlexWhitcomb) January 11, 2017
I think she was told not to get out of the car until she got rid of that attitude, so… #whereissasha
— Tameka Marsh (@tamekarp) January 11, 2017
Michelle: Sasha hurry up we will leave you
2 hours later
— Dual Blade Chauce (@Chaucerjr) January 11, 2017
— Jhris Cericho (@JhrisCericho) May 10, 2016
— Sabra Berger (@SabraBerger) January 11, 2017
But just as some speculated, Sasha Obama was unable to attend her father’s farewell speech because she had school to attend the next day.
“Stop with this
#WhereIsSasha lmao y’all know she has school tomorrow and Michelle ain’t one of her little friends,” said Bofa on Twitter.
— Black To Live (@BlackToLive) January 11, 2017
Some took the opportunity to remember their actions as teachers:
— Brian Greene (@bgreene) January 11, 2017
The 15-year-old is a student at Washington, D.C.’s Sidwell Friends School. The first family will remain in the area until she graduates.