Prez Obama enjoys translation help from daughter Malia on Cuban visit

Obama, Malia & chef

President Obama had to fall on his eldest daughter Malia to translate the offerings on the menu when they visited an old restaurant in Havana, on his Cuba visit.


White House Photographer Pete Souza captured the laugh shared between the president and his daughter, along with a chef at a restaurant in Old Havana and posted to Instagram. Although Obama has been greeted with open arms by the people of Cuba, his Spanish is a bit rusty, which is where his 17-year-old daughter came in handy.

Flotus and her daughters also visited La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada, as the president met with Raul Castro. The First Family landed in Cuba on Sunday, and will board Air Force One on Thursday to head to Argentina where they’ll meet with the country’s new president Mauricio Macri.