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In a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday, Barack Obama said that his daughters are “so much wiser, more sophisticated, and gifted than I was at their age” – and that their activism is proof of that.
The former president, asked about 19-year-old Sasha and 22-year-old Malia’s participation in Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, said he still worries about their safety.
He doesn’t, however, worry about their priorities.
“I always worry about their physical safety; that’s just the nature of fatherhood … But in terms of them having a good sense of what’s right and wrong, and their part and role to play in making the country better, I don’t worry about that,” Obama, 59, told Cooper.
The A Promised Land author elaborated on how he feels his daughters’ generation is less tolerant of wrongdoings that his own, adopting an attitude of “let’s change it,” when faced with injustice.