During his last Fourth of July celebration at the White House, President Barack Obama had a few shout-outs to give.
He thanked the military and their families for their support and service. He thanked the night’s performers, Kendrick Lamar and Janelle M
And he also had one last, big, personal shout-out to give: “And just because it’s a job of a father to embarrass his daughters, I’ve got one last job,” Obama said, before leading everyone in a big ol’ rendition of “Happy Birthday” to his daughter, Malia.
Malia, after all, was turning 18, and just so happens to share a birthday with the nation’s day of independence. Obama only has a few more months left in office and Malia will be taking a gap year before heading off to Harvard. So this is the last time that the president gets to serenade his eldest daughter with a full audience at the White House.
For her part, Malia didn’t seem to mind it one bit. She went up and gave Dad a nice hug at the end of it.