During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2016, President Obama called Sasha and Malia "wonderful people" and revealed he's not at all ready for Malia to head off to college:
"I was asked if I would speak at her graduation and I said absolutely not because I'm gonna be sitting there with dark glasses sobbing. She's one of my best friends. . . . She's just a really smart, capable person. She's ready to make her own way."