*Sasha and Malia Obama were recently named among Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens, and their mother Michelle Obama doesn’t understand why they were chosen.
“They’re not influential, they just live here,” FLOTUS said with a chuckle during an interview on “Live With Kelly and Michael,” where the co-hosts were reporting from the White House. “They have done nothing to gain any influence.”
President Barack Obama’s leading lady did share, however, that her kids are “pretty self-motivated” and incredibly responsible.
“We’ve always had rules…no screen time during the week, no phones. Now that Malia is older she is pretty much independent because I want her to be prepared for college when I’m not there,” Michelle explained.
“But they get their stuff done. They handle their business.”
Michael Strahan asked if the Time magazine honor had given the girls a big ego, or an excuse to get out of their responsibilities.
“I don’t even think that they realize that they’re influential,” FLOTUS replied. “I don’t think anybody showed them that article.”
Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Lorde and Malala Yousafzai also made the list.