Historic trip

Sasha and Malia Obama head to Cuba for baseball and diplomacy on spring break

Sasha and Malia Obama haven’t tagged along on many of their father’s trips to meet with foreign leaders, but this year’s spring break opportunity was too good to pass up. The First Family joined President Obama on his historic trip to Cuba, the first by a sitting U.S. President in nearly 90 years, as the visit coincided with the Obama girls’ weeklong break from the Sidwell Friends school they attend in Washington. Malia and Sasha toured Old Havana and took in an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team during their visit, in addition to witnessing the meeting between their father and Cuban President Raul Castro.

The First Daughters have not traveled very often with their father while in office, save for the family’s annual vacations to Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii and occasional trips, such as their visit to South Africa in 2013. But the pair have had more visibility at Obama’s workplace affairs recently, including attending their first state dinner with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this month, where they chatted with movie star Ryan Reynolds.

Read the full story at The New York Times.


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