Presented By
U.S. President Barack Obama and his family (L-R) Malia, Sasha, and first lady Michelle Obama return to the South Lawn of the White House on Jan. 3 in Washington, DC.
Ron Sachs—Pool/Getty Images

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will stay in Washington, D.C. with his family for a couple of years after his presidency, waiting for his youngest daughter to finish high school.

“We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish,” he said, the Washington Post reported. “Transferring someone in the middle of high school—tough.”

Obama made the comment while having lunch with a small group of people who had written him letters about the Affordable Care Act in Milwaukee. He said he and First Lady Michelle Obama haven’t decided where they’ll move long-term.

“Hawaii is home for me,” he said, and he also mentioned Chicago, where his wife grew up. “I spent almost 30 years in Chicago.”

More Must-Reads From TIME

Write to Katie Reilly at

You May Also Like