President Barack Obama might be used to giving speeches to the entire world, but speaking at his daughter Malia’s high school graduation may prove to be too much.
While lunching at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Detroit today, Obama told his lunch companions that he turned down a request to speak at Malia’s graduation, saying he will be too emotional.
“Malia’s school asked if I wanted to speak at commencement and I said no,” the president said. “I’m going to be wearing dark glasses … and I’m going to cry.”
Malia, the president’s eldest daughter, is currently in her senior year of high school and is set to graduate this spring.