Obamateurism of the Day

Last week, we showed Barack Obama claiming to have worked closely with a Republican Congressman, only to get his name wrong. Of course, Obama has to remember 535 names to get everyone’s name straight in Congress. How many names does he have to memorize to remember his daughters’ names on national TV? Two?

I think, you’re looking at kids, and so, Maya and Sasha would fall into that category.

President Obama’s daughters are Sasha and Malia, not Maya.  The President has a half-sister named Maya.  Now, people mix up family names frequently — but not usually on national TV.

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