Malia Obama, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s 13-year-old daughter, is safe following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Mexico, the White House said Tuesday.
“In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger,” Kristina Schake, communications director for the First Lady, said in a statement.
Malia Obama is currently on a spring break trip with a school group in Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico where the shaking was also felt.
Normally the White House does not comment on the Obama children but made an exception because of today’s earthquake.
“We would reiterate our request that the media respect the privacy and security of the Obama children and not report on or photograph the girls when they are not with their parents,” Schake said.
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