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 ObamaMichelle Obama to Simone Biles: 'We are proud of you and we are rooting for you' Obama setting up big bash to celebrate his 60th Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary 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 TrumpIvanka TrumpKushner launching investment firm in move away from politics: report Washington Post calls on Democrats to subpoena Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Meadows for testimony on Jan. 6 Jill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics 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.