President Obama gave his farewell speech to the nation Tuesday night, and it included an emotional tribute to his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha.
"Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad," he told the girls—though only one of them was in the audience to hear it live. While Malia, 18, wiped away tears during her dad's words, 15-year-old Sasha was noticeably absent.
The Internet started "freaking out," USA Today notes, spurring the hashtag #whereissasha, per CNN, with wild speculation ranging from the first daughter being on the hunt for Donald Trump's tax returns to her "blocking the driveway to the White House."
"Sorry, plans." - Sasha— Caro (@socarolinesays) January 11, 2017
Sasha Obama:"Can I get Tuesday night off, my dad is giving his farewell speech"— Celine Besman (@CelineBesman) January 11, 2017
Manager:"Only if you can find someone to cover your shift"
"OMG. Wait. That was TONIGHT?!" - Sasha— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) January 11, 2017
sasha obama couldn't make it because she's at home planning her 2040 campaign— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) January 11, 2017
Anyone else wondering if #sashaobama is the designated survivor?— Jaime Allentuck (@JAllentuck) January 11, 2017
where is Sasha Obama? Meanwhile, back at the White House. . . pic.twitter.com/TGopLdg1Ba— Mammalama (@Karynanns) January 11, 2017
After this amazing speech, we'll all be left remembering those three little words...— Robin Thede (@robinthede) January 11, 2017
Where is Sasha??#ObamaFarewell
The actual reason was decidedly undramatic: The high school sophomore had a test at the Sidwell Friends School on Wednesday morning, per a senior administration official.
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