Michelle Obama: Watch out Washington, Malia will be learning to drive

First lady Michelle Obama has a warning for Washingtonians this summer — first daughter Malia will be learning to drive.

Malia, who will turn 16 on July 4, will be eligible to get her learner’s permit.

“One child is going to be driving this summer. Look out,” Mrs. Obama told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush during a interview on a new arts education initiative.

But it looks like it won’t be the president or first lady doing the teaching.

The first lady wouldn’t elaborate on details saying only that, “We’ve got a plan. We don’t disclose the plan to the public, Billy.”

But in another appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” the first lady did say neither she nor her husband will be doing the teaching.

“I think our agents don’t want us driving with teenagers,” she added. “I don’t think they want [the president] in the state when she’s learning how to drive. We will, fortunately, be able to hand that responsibility over to someone else.”

For the record, the last first daughter to reach this milestone while in the White House was Chelsea Clinton. In that case (according to news reports) it was President Bill Clinton who gave the behind-the-wheel lessons.




Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.



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