Oops: Obama Messes Up His Daughter’s Age


obama1They grow up so fast. But not that fast, Mr. President. In a news conference today, President Barack Obama twice referred to his oldest daughter, Malia, as being 13 years old.

Not quite. She’s 12.

Perhaps the president was already thinking ahead to Malia’s approaching birthday: She turns 13 on July 4.

Obama spoke about both of his daughters as he characterized congressional Republicans as procrastinators who only get work done at the last minute. The president is prodding Republicans to reach a deal on raising the national debt limit before the government taps out its borrowing ability on the expected date of Aug. 2.

“You know, Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time,” Obama said. “Malia’s 13, Sasha’s 10.”

{AP/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. What the president of the united states has all these important meetings but can’t remember his very own daughter’s age anyway who cares?

  2. Yeah, this is almost as important news as newt gingrich has lunch at Arbys. Just what we need to learn about.

  3. That is not a mistake if you have a car for 6 years and 350 days people say that they have that car for 7 years
    My 2 year old is not turning 2 thill july 1 and my wife and I both call him our 2 year old its just the way people this is so dumb

  4. I don’t see what the big deal; I don’t know my siblings exact ages.
    A slip of 1 year isn’t a big deal. Expexially for someone who has the whole country on his shoulders.

  5. Give his daughters a math problem proportionally difficult to the deficit problem Congress has to solve and then let’s see how they do.

  6. UMM no shes not 12 as the story says. I cant beleive the editors expect Obama to lie she is aboslutly not 12 nor is she 13. On the day he said this he shouldve said she is 12.98630137 any other number is flat out wrong. I cant beleive we have a president who didnt know his daughter was 12.98630137 years old and foolishly thought she was 13, what a fool.

    #12, I can easily but you cant scream. Firstly, he did not say “finish homework before they get it” He said ” finish their homework a day ahead of time” In other words if it is due on thursday hed encourage them to have it done by wednesday or even tuesday. Secondly Homework can be done before they get it, if the questions are known before they are assinged. Some teachers give a list of homework questions at the beggining of the year, and then assign them on a day by day basis.

  7. Yankel, this article was taken from the AP, not created by Matzav. And no one was accusing the president of lying, just making a mistake. Yes, this article is stupid, pointless ad-hominem (and probably just wrong, as you point out). But #7 does have a good point: what would the media say if Palin made the same mistake?