Malia Obama safe af­ter Mex­ico quake

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

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


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