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Obama: ‘Family tattoo’ may discourage daughters

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US first lady Michelle Obama (l), US President Barack Obama (back to camera) hugs his daughter, Malia, with daughter Sasha (r) looking on, Blue Room, White House, 57th Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC. (AP Photo)

US first lady Michelle Obama (l), US President Barack Obama (back to camera) hugs his daughter, Malia, with daughter Sasha (r) looking on, Blue Room, White House, 57th Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has a strategy to discourage his daughters from rebelling, perhaps by getting a tattoo himself.

Obama says he and his wife, Michelle, have told 14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha that if they ever decide to get a tattoo then “mommy and me” will get the same tattoo in the same place on their bodies and show it off on YouTube as a “family tattoo.”

Obama commented in an interview taped last week and broadcast Wednesday on NBC’s “Today.”

The president also dismissed the first lady’s recent reference to herself as a single mom during a separate television interview.

Obama suggested the comment was a slip of the tongue. But he also acknowledged there have been times in his political career when she probably did feel like a single parent.

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