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Barack Obama gets emotional as he shares story about raising black daughters
Barack Obama has made a rare confession about raising his two daughters, admitting that he knows that if they were white boys their experiences would be very different.STORY: Malia Obama looks so much like her famous mother, Michelle, in remarkable throwback photoSpeaking on the Pod Save America podcast, Barack shared that he wants them to feel that as they "move through the world that they are not having to put up with nonsense".WATCH: Barack Obama compares Queen to grandmother in sweet tribute"As someone who has two black daughters, I want them to feel that as they move through the world that they are not having to put up with nonsense, [like] if I had a white son - which biologically might be difficult - but that they be treated fairly [like he would be]," he told hosts Dan Pfieffer, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau.He made the comments as part of a conversation about the upcoming midterm elections and the struggles the Democratic Party is facing.MORE: Michelle and Barack Obama's vast living room inside $8.1million home is gorgeousMORE: Malia Obama's style evolution - see how she's changed"I also think when we are talking about durable majorities we have to be able to speak to everyone about their common interests, and what works for everyone is the idea of basic equal treatment and fairness," he continued."That's an argument compatible with progress on social issues and economic issues.
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