Malia Obama Translating All the Dad Jokes in Cuba

She's putting her high school Spanish to good use on spring break.


Currently, President Obama is in Cuba, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the country in 90 years. His daughter, high school senior Malia, is with him-though her history-making spring break isn’t a completely work-free vacation. Malia is serving as her father’s Spanish translator. White House photographer Pete Souza captured her in action Sunday:

Malia is very needed, Barack explained to ABC News: "You know, her Spanish is much better than mine, and I’m hoping that she has a chance to get entirely fluent…My vocabulary is the equivalent of a two-year-old’s," he joked. "It’s one of those things I’ve always said to myself that I’m gonna take care of. But…it turned out that, during the presidency, I didn’t have time to take Spanish lessons." Thankfully, his daughter did…and does not appear to be charging for her services!

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