On his last full day as President of the United States, Barack Obama proved once more what a proud father he is.
At the end of his final official press conference in The White House on Thursday, the outgoing leader was asked how his daughters Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, felt about the election result.
His response was perfect.
“Every parent brags on their daughters or their sons … but man, my daughters are something,” he told the room of journalists.
“They just surprise and enchant and impress me more and more every single day as they grow up.”
Obama, 55, said he had been inspired by his children’s gracious response to the election of Donald Trump, despite their hopes for America to have its first female leader in Hillary Clinton.
“They were disappointed. They paid attention to what their mum said during the campaign and believed it because it’s consistent with what we’ve tried to teach them in our household,” he said.
“But what we’ve also tried to teach them is resilience and we’ve tried to teach them hope and that the only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world. And so you get knocked down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you get back to work. That tended to be their attitude.”