While millions of Americans were celebrating Independence Day, the Obama family was instead celebrating their daughter Malia’s 18th birthday with a lavish party paid for by the American taxpayers.
According to Daily Mail, the party was held at the White House and featured performance by famous singers Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae. The president himself was caught on camera serenading his daughter with his own rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
“Because it’s a job of fathers to embarrass their daughters, I’ve got one last job,” Obama joked. “It just so happens we celebrate our country’s birthday on the same day as my oldest daughter’s birthday, so just a quick Happy Birthday for Malia.”
This came hours after the Obamas cancelled the annually Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn due to rain and scattered thunderstorms in Washington D.C.
The newly-18 year-old Malia graduated from high school just a few weeks ago and is planning to attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after taking a gap year. What do you think about her birthday celebration? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.