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Obama: 'I'm a good, fun dad'

Published on Jun 12, 2014 10:04 PM
 
In this November 7, 2012 file photo US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha(left) borad Air Force One at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. US President Barack Obama says he is a "good, fun dad" who at times might cause his two teenage daughters to cringe. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama says he is a "good, fun dad" who at times might cause his two teenage daughters to cringe.

In an interview aired on Thursday, America's first father also joked that he sought a second term so the Secret Service could keep a close eye on 13-year-old Sasha and 15-year-old Malia.

"I think they would say that I am a good, fun dad who teeters on the edge of being embarrassing sometimes," Mr Obama told NBC's Today show when asked how his girls would describe him.

Mr Obama commented ahead of Father's Day - Sunday here in the United States - in an exclusive with Ms Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of Mr Obama's Republican predecessor in the White House, George W. Bush who also grew up in the glare of the public eye.

 
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