The U.S. President, Barack Obama, said Monday that being a father is “the most important job” he has ever practiced, during a speech on Father’s Day.
“Throughout life I was a lawyer, professor, senator and now president of the United States. I can say without hesitation that the most difficult job, most rewarding that I had during my life on this earth is to be a father to Sasha and Malia”, said Obama, in front of 300 people gathered in a hall in Washington.
Father’s Day was celebrated Sunday in the United States. Obama, who was raised by his mother and his grandparents, took the opportunity to highlight the importance of being a good father.
After the birth of his older daughter, Malia (who will be 12 years old in early July), “I swear that I will do everything to give my daughter what I never had, a father”, said the president, admitting that the obligations of public life sometimes prevented him of being present in his daughters life as much as he wanted to.
The Presidency didn’t say how Obama, who has a daughter of nine years, Sasha, spent on Sunday. He was to receive Monday at noon more fathers and carers at a barbecue on the lawns of the White House.