CHICAGO — Outgoing President Barack Obama used his farewell address to praise his two daughters as his proudest achievement — but one was missing.
First lady Michelle Obama put her arm around Malia as the president spoke.
“Malia,” Obama said, gesturing to his eldest daughter, “and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women.
“You are smart and you are beautiful but more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful — and you are full of passion. And bore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily.
“Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad.”
Meantime the internet began searching for absent Sasha, using the hashtag #whereissasha.
Among the theories, Sasha was on an elite anti-terrorism mission or looking for President-elect Donald Trump’s tax returns.
The truth is a little more mundane. A senior administration official said Sasha missed the speech because she has an exam on Wednesday morning.
Sasha, 15, is a sophomore at the prestigious Washington private school Sidwell Friends.