Malia Obama safe after Mexico quake
President Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia, was never in danger during a strong earthquake Tuesday in Mexico, the White House said.
Malia, 13, accompanied by Secret Service agents, has been on vacation with a school group in Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico, according to reports from the region. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was felt strongly in Oaxaca.
The quake was followed by an aftershock that shook southern Mexico, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent frightened workers and residents into the streets.
Kristina Schake, the first lady’s communications director, said Malia “is safe and was never in danger.” Typically the White House does not comment on the Obama children but made an exception because of the quake.
“We would reiterate our request that the media respect the privacy and security of the Obama children