People magazine reported Tuesday that first lady Michelle Obama traveled to Africa Monday with her mother and two daughters, Sasha and Malia.
When asked about the trip, the first lady jokingly said, “I’m traveling with my mother and my two daughters. This is the special girl-power unit of the Obama household. We left the president behind because he’s a boy.”
She went on to say the reason for the trip, which will include Morocco and Liberia, is to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative. The goal of the initiative is to assist young girls in obtaining a quality education.
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The first lady also met with several Liberian government officials prior to her meeting with President Ellen Josnson Sirleaf.
During her visit, Obama made sure the girls in attendance understood the importance of receiving a good education. She told the young girls, “I want you to keep fighting and stay in school. I’m here to shine a big, bright light on you.”
Kosar, a contributor for Political Insider, took a different view of the women’s trip.
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In his article, points out that Sasha and Malia Obama have been enrolled in a private school, which cost the pair $70,000 per year in tuition.
He also noted that following her decision to take a “year off,” Malia plans to attend Harvard University at a cost of $59,950 per year.
Questioning the relevance of two spoiled young girls visiting a country for six days in an effort to improve the education issue, Kosar writes, “This trip to Morocco will accomplish nothing, while taxpayers will receive a bill for millions of dollars in airfare, security, hotels, designer clothes and upscale restaurants. This is simply the Obama family using their final opportunity to take an extended ‘free’ vacation while still in power. Outrageous!”
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