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Barack Obama Cried When He Dropped Malia Off At College

"It was rough." —Obama

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At a charity event on Monday, Barack Obama opened up about how hard it was dropping Malia off at Harvard last month.

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Like any dad, he talked about how fast time flew:

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He said dropping her off was "like open-heart surgery."

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"I was proud that I did not cry in front of her, but on the way back, the Secret Service was looking straight ahead pretending they weren’t hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose," Obama said. "It was rough."

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I'm not crying. Or upset. Or hoping that Malia remembers to call him daily.

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Ugh, good luck at Harvard, Malia. And, Barack, I'm sure Parents Weekend is coming up soon enough!

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