Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia will join President Obama’s overseas trips next week, the White House said on Friday.
The president will be attending the G8 meeting in Lough Erne, a resort in Northern Ireland, on June 17th and 18th. Before the meeting, however, he will make a stop in Belfast, at address students.
The female Obamas will attend that speech and then head to Dublin to tour Trinity College, which is Ireland’s oldest university in the capital city. Then the first lady also will meet with embassy staff and join Irish youth for a Riverdance performance at the Gaiety theater, where she’ll be joined by by Fionnuala O’Kelly, the wife of the Taoiseach Edna Kenny, and Sabina Higgins, the wife of the Irish President Michael Higgins.
“They were invited to visit the last time that the president was in Ireland, and this will be an opportunity for the first lady and the girls to accept that hospitality,” said White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes at a briefing on Friday. Continue reading via The Hill...