Here come the Obamas! Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama landed in Cuba on March 20 as President Barack Obama begins his historic visit. See the picture of the First Family’s arrival in Cuba right here!
History in the making! The Obamas officially arrived in Cuba on March 20, with President Barack Obama, 54, bringing the whole family — First Lady Michelle Obama, 52, and daughters Sasha Obama, 14, and Malia Obama, 17, along for his momentous trip to the country. Get all the details about their visit below!
The President, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia all stepped off Air Force One to greet several senior Cuban officials and begin their historic two-day visit. Despite the dreary and drizzling weather, all four Obamas looked sophisticated as ever, with the President sporting a dapper black suit, and the girls wearing beautiful dresses. They may have had to hold umbrellas for their arrival, but they still made one heck of an entrance!
As soon as they made it down to the tarmac, Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodríguez, greeted the whole family with handshakes, sweetly gifting Michelle, Sasha, and Malia with their own bouquets of flowers. The Obamas also brought Michelle’s mother along for the trip, and even the Cuban officials had flowers ready for her too! Watch a video of their arrival below!
Judging by the huge smile on President Obama’s face, things got off to a great start with the Cuban officials he initially met upon getting off the plane. It has been 88 years since a sitting President has visited Cuba, as the United States’ relations with the country have not been the best for nearly a century. The President has been eager to make this trip as part of his foreign policy vision, and he hopes his two-and-a-half-day visit will encourage generational change within the country’s walls.
Just before heading off the plane, President Obama tweeted that he was “looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people” during his time in Cuba. He even added a little Cuban slang by asking “¿Que bolá Cuba?,” which means “What’s up Cuba?” Despite the bitter history between the US and Cuba, the President clearly wants to make amends in a lighthearted way!
While he is in Cuba, President Obama will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, address the Cuban people in a speech on March 22, and attend a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National team. For such a short visit, the President certainly has a lot planned — and with his family in tow, it will hopefully be as memorable as it is historic!
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