(WASHINGTON) — President Obama tended to his duties as dad Saturday morning, making time to watch his 11-year-old daughter Sasha play in a basketball game in Chevy Chase, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.
In an interview with ESPN last year, the president talked about his second job as a coach for Sasha’s team.
“With the girls, they just think of it as dad, that is what dads are supposed to do. They take it for granted,” Obama told ESPN’s Andy Katz in 2012.
“But what was fun, this is now the third year that the team has played together, and to see them all develop at different paces, to get better and start thinking as a team and to feel good when the team does well, to pick each other up when something is not going well, you can’t beat it,” he said, “you can’t beat the satisfaction.”
On Saturday night, the president makes his second appearance at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, an exclusive Washington, D.C. fete featuring prominent journalists and politicians. The president attended the dinner one other time in 2011.
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