Michelle Obama thanks Bush, Clinton daughters for supporting Sasha and Malia

Michelle Obama thanks Bush, Clinton daughters for supporting Sasha and Malia
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina Mark Hamill suggests Michelle Obama for Dems' 2020 VP pick New third party may be the only answer to Sanders and radical Democrats MORE on Monday thanked the daughters of former presidents Clinton and George W. Bush for always supporting her daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Obama, during an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," said she is grateful to former first daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush and Chelsea Clinton for standing up for her daughters, saying they "always had their back." 

 

"I am so proud of those little girls [Sasha and Malia]," Obama said. "They have managed this situation with poise and grace and they are normal and kind and smart and friendly and open. Gosh, and it could’ve gone so wrong."

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"But I will also say that they had support from a lot of the other former first kids — Jenna and Barbara and Chelsea," Obama said. "I love those girls. I will love them forever for what kind of support they provided to my daughters. They always had their back."

Obama said if "somebody went after them in the press," Jenna Bush would "say something" and Clinton would "send a tweet out."

"That made a big difference," Obama said.

Chelsea Clinton and current first daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump declares US-India relationship 'stronger than ever before' Trumps tour Taj Mahal to cap off first day in India Manufacturers group kicks off campaign to close the industry's skills gap MORE last year defended Malia Obama after she was caught smoking on video.

"Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait," Clinton tweeted at the time. "Be better."

Ivanka Trump weighed in as well, saying Malia Obama should be "OFF limits" as a "private citizen and young adult."

Michelle Obama was on Good Morning America promoting her new memoir "Becoming," which was released Tuesday.