Obama on How Being President Has Made Him a Better Dad

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The Commander-in-Chief reveals his time in the White House made him a better father to his two teenage daughters.


Being the President of the United States is one of the most stressful and isolating jobs in the world, but President Barack Obama claims it has greatly improved his personal life.

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In an interview with the Today show's Matt Lauer, Obama explains how seven years in the White House have made him a better father.

"My ability to function as a present father, a guy who is there and engaged, was maybe stronger once I got to the White House than before, because when I was a senator, when I was commuting, the girls were still back in Chicago. When I was campaigning for president, I was gone all the time," he says. "And I don't have trouble switching off when it comes to listening to Malia and Sasha. That is actually a time when I can block everything else out."

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