Secret Service Taught Malia to Drive, Says Michelle

That's what first lady tells Rachael Ray
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 8, 2015 11:59 AM CDT
Secret Service Taught Malia to Drive, Says Michelle
Michelle Obama, right, and her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia, center, walk across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One prior to their departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Aug. 30, 2014.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Some teenagers suffer the torture of getting driving lessons from their parents. Other teens are taught by licensed instructors. But Malia Obama isn't your average 16-year-old: Her driving lessons were provided by the US Secret Service. That's what Michelle Obama tells celebrity chef and daytime talk-show host Rachael Ray in an interview scheduled to air tomorrow.

Obama says she hasn't driven herself in seven or eight years and that the armed agents who protect her family refused to let her in the car with her daughter. The first lady adds that driving gives Malia a "sense of normalcy," like the rest of her friends who are driving. Obama says her kids, including younger daughter Sasha, have to learn how to live like normal kids. (Read more Michelle Obama stories.)

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