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Malia Obama Visits Great Wall with Mother and Sister

    March 24, 2014
    Mike Tuttle
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On the third day of their weeklong visit to China, Michelle Obama and daughters, 12-year old Sasha and 15-year old Malia, explored the Great Wall of China.

The trip to Beijing, where Mrs. Obama met with Peng Liyuan, the wife of the president of China, marks the first time that a first lady has visited China independently.

On the White House blog, Mrs. Obama wrote about she and her daughters’ experience.

“To get to the Wall, we rode a cable car up a mountain (and we later rode back down on a long slide!).

“During our visit to the Wall, I couldn’t stop thinking about what a massive undertaking it must have been to build it. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and peasants were given the dangerous, painstaking – and often fatal – task of carrying ton after ton of granite, brick, dirt, and wood through the forests, up over the hills, and down through the valleys to create this incredible structure. They did this year after year, decade after decade – and it’s because of their hard work and sacrifice that the Great Wall remains standing today.”

In the spirit of modern technology, FLOTUS also posted a few pictures to Twitter.

On the first day of their trip, Mrs. Obama and her daughters posed with President Xi Jinping and his wife at the Diaoyutai State guest house on Friday.

Her oldest daughter, Malia, wore a high-waisted floral skirt and matching short-sleeve crop shirt for the occasion. Black tights and flats accompanied the outfit.

Malia’s fashionable outfit was so popular that websites are posting links to show where fans of the frock can buy a similar one of their own.

Not only has the First Lady and daughters wowed with their fashion elegance, but also with their personalities.

“She is very warm and frank, and when she is talking to people she conscientiously listens to what they have to say,” said Wu Qing, a retired professor of Beijing Foreign Studies University after meeting with Mrs. Obama on Sunday.

But this trip hasn’t just been about pleasure. So far Mrs. Obama has also visited a Beijing High School and a high school in the southwestern city of Chengdu. On Saturday, she visited Peking University where she promoted the free flow of information and freedom of speech and on Sunday, hosted a discussion about education with Chinese professors, students, and parents.

“Education is an important focus for me. It’s personal, because I wouldn’t be where I am today without my parents investing and pushing me to get a good education,” she said.

Mrs. Obama, along with Malia and Sasha, will return to Washington on Wednesday.

Image via Twitter

  • gritsngravy418

    So, how long must we support these four ugly pigs??

    • RVB

      You are a pitiful excuse for a human being … I feel sorry for you.

    • Johnny Goode

      Angry much, cracker?

    • Alan martignago Sr

      tasteless comment

    • lupittas

      is your KKK membership all paid up?

    • Imtiredofcowards

      The pig calling someone else a pig. Go figure…

    • Pisces

      You are talking about your own kids right… Admit it that’s a beautiful Black family….. I bet your kids look awkward, yellow teeth, and bent backs….

    • wildheart99

      As long as we had to support the frumpy, dated Dubya.

    • Snow

      Nobody can control you; the least you could’ve done is to keep your mouth shut if you don’t have anything nice to say.

  • Jason Levi

    Paid for by us, the taxpayers.

    • green

      how much taxes do you pay ? really. I am so sick of a bunch of poor ass people thinking their taxes pay soooo much! Or a bunch of tax cheats always complaining about their taxes! Hypocrisy !!!!

      • George

        But ALL of our taxes pay for these three plus an entourage of 70 to take this trip and every trip that they have taken.

      • MoralMAJORITY

        I am actually part of the minority who’s family income is OVER $200,000. I am sick of paying taxes to support the Obama’s elaborate vacations, as well as the unwilling-to-work welfare-sucking poor. Wake up, bleeding heart liberals. Wake the hell up.

        • Pisces

          Did you enjoy paying for Bush vacations? Trust me your income don’t support welfare. Fact check there are more whites on welfare than black and Hispanics.

        • phryne

          Bush took just under 900 trips during his two terms, Obama to date has taken just under 100 to date. Overseas trips by the President and First Lady are consider diplomatic.
          You can google presidential trips just as easily as I did. Educate yourself!

    • phryne

      Your ignorance of facts is amazing, and you are so proud of your stupidity you post it for one and all to read.

  • pissed off

    Take another vacation on us no problem assholes.

    • phryne

      Educate yourself, google Presidential trips. Bush took a little under 900 during his term including 77 to his ranch in Texas. And he spent several days each time. To date the Obamas have taken just under 100.
      You seem incapable of telling the difference between diplomatic trips and vacations. Also the family reimburses air fare and pay their own vacation expenses. We are not talking about your cousin Joe going to Disney. The president and their family is always provided security since he is the most powerful leader in the world and security is essential. Even for the black president.

  • LuAnn Valentine

    I guess you all are of the ridiculous opinion that because they are black that you are paying for everything they have. Can you be any dumber?

    • no_incumbents

      Yep LuAnn, you are absolutely correct. We are all racist. Oh,and we watch FOX News too!! Don’t you have anything better? Both of those excuses are so old. I challenge you to come up with a better argument. Talk about dumb.

      I happen not to like Socialism. Won’t like Hillary either as she’s going to be worse. Obama’s political stances suck! We don’t need socialized medicine, that kills jobs. He’s already spent over $7 trillion for what? We’ll never get out of that debt. Liberals also don’t support big business, however if big business is going strong, so do all the tiers below, and guess what? That creates jobs.

      Fact of the matter is, whoever elected this guy TWICE are the dumb ones. He’s not done a damn thing!!

      He can campaign though, I’ll give him that.

      • Black guy

        If you believe the stuff you wrote…….well good luck with that one.

    • Theodore Brand

      Who gives a shit if they are black. B. Hussein is half-white, half-black, just like a skunk. The Obamas treat the US Treasury like their own ATM.

      • Pisces

        If that dumb statement were true than I would have to say it was learn from whites…. Who have robbed America more than whites?

  • ron

    and their only claim to fame is being a family of NEGRO sponges, sucking off the government teat and taking my money., stay there and eat rice, biyotches!!

    • Corey Alexander Walker

      Well at least you admit to being a racist. That’s more than what you can say for most on this site.

  • no_incumbents

    And this is helping us get jobs how?

    • Johnny Goode

      Not her job, is it?

      • George

        Her job is to stop spending our tax money on her every whim. She is the first lady of welfare.

        • Educator of the Foolish

          Welfare…well I must say that is a new one. You actually think what? The First Lady gets extra money? She is putting you in the ‘poor house”. Oh my Lawd, please come down and help this poor ignorant soul!…in my best Southern drawl. Research and read, re-read if necessary; get your neighbor to sound out the big words but understand how much of YOUR tax dollars go the First Family. Then tell yourself you are an idiot and go to sleep.

          • George Yount

            Educator – I pay taxes. I hope you do too. Some of the money that we all pay in taxes goes to support the Obamas. Michelle, with her 26 aides, when First Lady Clinton and Bush had only one aide. You think she’s not robbing us? Why does she need 26 aides and other First Ladies didn’t need but one? Why does she take an entourage of 70 to Spain and to China, not on official. Why didn’t she allow U.S. reporters to accompany them on this trip?

        • Johnny Goode

          I’m guessing you’re another Tea Party douchebagg. You and your ilk are dumber than a bag of hammers.

    • Employed and Highly Favored

      If you need a job go out and secure one. The Obama family and the trips they take are not any different than those the Bush family or the Clintons, or the older Bushs,or the Reagans, etc. have taken before them. This trip is a goodwill mission. Find the want ads and let it go.

      • MoralMAJORITY

        Actually, the Bush’s and the Reagan’s vacationed mainly at Camp David — that cost the U.S. taxpayer virtually NOTHING. Unlike the Obama’s who have vacationed all over the world, incurring MILLIONS of dollars of security detail and travel costs. Nice try, though, “Genius”.

        • Katie M Taylor

          So true!

        • ElleJae

          During Bush’s second term alone, Laura Bush made five “goodwill” trips to Africa. President Bush made the trip twice during his presidency. Here is former First Lady Bush at an event the night before their trip in 2008,
          “Tomorrow, President Bush and I leave for what will be my fifth trip to
          Africa since 2001, and his second trip to Africa since 2001. I’ve seen
          the determination of the people across Africa — and the compassion of
          the people of the United States of America.”
          Wow, that’s a lot of trips to Africa. In 2007, Laura Bush also took her daughters with her, and they went on a safari.

        • Pisces

          You are a lie!!! But anyway…

        • George Yount

          Bush’s vacationed at Crawford, Texas. Not very expensive as they lived there.

  • Johnny Goode

    Been there, done that.

  • Alan martignago Sr

    Another chance for the middle class to want change in DC….. We would like to take a vacation too but they raised our taxs again….I mean for hard working people of all color and nationality that work hard but never get ahead!!!!!!!!!!! Vote for change at the White house!!!!!!!!!! Wake up America

  • Kim Mills

    And we care WHY???

  • George

    Hey, I thought that the Obama kids were not to be covered by the news media! What gives?

  • MediaWhores

    So I guess the Obama kids learning from the Mooch that its ok to abuse the taxpayers money is off limits to the slavish Obama media. Oh but on the other hand ridiculous puff pieces about how thrifty the leeches are while spending millions of OUR dollars are ok. The media truly couldn’t embarrass themselves if they tried.

    • Pisces

      If he was white everything would be justified? Wake up it 2014 and most people do believe this WT doctrine.

  • Debbie King

    Should we care and have it rubbed in our faces that these 4 are on a vacation paid for by us..the taxpayers..wake up AMERICA..why are we paying for the President’s kids, wife and mother-in-law? What in the world to they do to run this country other than into the ground..if you voted for them especially 2nd time around shame on you!

  • Theodore Brand

    Obamas riding the taxpayer gravy train. Of course they phonied up the paperwork so Sasquatche’s mother and 2 kids didn’t have to reimburse the government.

  • tech

    Great to see that they care so much about climate change not to forgo important trips. Should really sell China on $10.10 an hour deal.
    Maybe could have threatened Russia by sending 1st family to Ukraine.

    • ms BITCH

      Better yet why dont they send you ass-hole. Who do you think f k up the White House before he got there. the last president i think his name is Bush wake up white people & stop hateing. lol

  • ShaneFloras99

    …sadafre….d..as Sherry responded I’m impressed that a person able to make $9523 in 4 weeks on the computer . see post..PaysJℴb.ℂℴℳ…,“Education is an important focus for me. It’s personal, because I
    wouldn’t be where I am today without my parents investing and pushing me
    to get a good education,” she said.

  • Imtiredofcowards

    Please, all of the contrarian, borderline and outright racist
    posting on this site, please list your legal first and last name, along with
    your middle initial (you know the one listed on your SS card) and spew your venom
    without the protection of the internet. I dare you…I Double dare you…COWARDS….

  • bfmittens

    It’s easy to forget, after reading all these hateful remarks, that I only clicked to read an article about a 15-yr-old girl. The transgressions of the United States and its leaders are not the fault of Malia Obama going to China with her sister and mother. At least Sasha and Malia are not succumbing to racial profiling out running the streets. Maybe they can serve role models for minority children and salvage that as some sort of accomplishment of the otherwise lukewarm Obama administration.

  • Andre

    I am sorry but the kids should be off limits. jenna bush was partying and doing underage drinking and sh%t when bush was president, yet, there were no low blows. It kind of affirms the underlying racism in America that commentors are referring to children as monkeys. Say what you will about B and M but leave the fu^kin kids out of it.

  • phryne

    Why is it so difficult for people to search out facts before posting hateful negative statements? You are already on the computer, look up facts! GWBush tolok just shy of 900 trips during his two terms. President Obama has taken just under 100 to date, You can actually pull up a record of all trips and vacations presidents have taken. Bush tops the charts and no one is complaining about the amount spent on him and his family. If it is a vacation the presidents family pays their own expenses, the government pays security and travel for the president, but his family reimburses for their travel. All overseas trips are considered diplomatic, including the trip to China by the first family.
    So many of you have trouble understanding the role of President, and that he is the most powerful leader in the world. Diplomacy and security are extremely important. Also, the President and his family should not be denied participating in activities other families enjoy at their own expense. It is foolish to believe any world leader and their family is not going to be provided security and secure travel.