Obamas Will Stick Around D.C. After Term Ends

Sasha Obama, right, will be a high school sophomore in January 2017. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama plans to stay in Washington following the end of his term, at least for a little while.  

According to the White House press pool, Obama was dining with supporters of the Affordable Care Act at the Engine Company No. 3 restaurant in Milwaukee on Thursday when he was asked the big 2017 question.  

A woman dining with the president asked him where he plans to live when he is done with his second term. He responded, “We haven't figured that out yet, we're going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish school. Transferring someone in the middle of high school -- tough.”  

He then told the pool to get out of the restaurant, according to the report. In January 2017, when Obama leaves office, Sasha will be a 15-year-old sophomore at Sidwell Friends School in Washington.  

The topic came up in a conversation regarding the Midwest, when Obama said, “It always feels good being closer to home.” A woman responded that Hawaii was his home.  

“Hawaii is home for me,” he said, but added, “I spent almost 30 years in Chicago.” And, according to the report, he said he considers Chicago his real home, which also happens to be First lady Michelle Obama's hometown.


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