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President Obama Is Cool with Daughters Sasha and Malia Dating: ‘They Have Secret Service’

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President Barack Obama has plenty of worries as the leader of the free world – but his daughters’ love lives are not among them.

Obama spoke with Raleigh radio station WDCG about some of his favorite moments from his time in office – and revealed that recently his daughters, Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, have started “ditching” family dinners.

Asked what he’ll do when his daughters start dating, the president answered, “Oh, that happened. The truth is, I’m pretty relaxed about it for two reasons. One is Michelle [Obama] — she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence.”

He added, “Hopefully I’ve been a good example in terms of how I show respect to my wife.”

The second reason he doesn’t worry about his girls is more straightforward: “They have Secret Service.”

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Between the armed guards and his job title, Obama said he sympathizes with any potential suitors.

“These poor young men come by the house,” he said, laughing.

“They have no idea,” the DJ replied.

“Oh, they have an idea,” Obama joked. “I describe for them.”