Obama and first family to remain in D.C. while daughter finishes high school

By Amy R. Connolly  |  March 4, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and his family will continue to live in Washington, D.C., after he leaves office to allow his younger daughter to finish high school.

Obama, over lunch with a small group of supporters in Milwaukee, said his family will stay in the nation's capital while Sasha, the younger of his two daughters, finishes high school at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. That means Obama will the be the first former president since Woodrow Wilson to remain in the capital after leaving the White House.

Obama was eating lunch at Engine Company No. 3, a Milwaukee restaurant, with four women and a man, all who had written him letters of praise over the Affordable Care Act, when he was asked about his future plans.

"We haven't figured that out yet," he said. "We're going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish" school, he said. "Transferring someone in the middle of high school -- tough."

The older Obama daughter, 17-year-old Malia, will attend college in the fall.

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