Barack Obama wasn’t the best singer at this year’s Independence Day celebration at the White House — that honour would go to either Kendrick Lamar or Janelle Monáe — but he sang a song anyway.
“It just so happens that we celebrate our country’s birthday on the same date that we celebrate our oldest daughter’s birthday,” a hoarse Obama said before leading a group serenade of “Happy Birthday” to his daughter Malia, who just turned 18.
Twitter user @NerdyWonka captured the moment in the White House’s video stream of the event. Check it out below:
Obama isn’t shy to sing in public. He sang a bit of one of Ray Charles’s songs in a tribute earlier this year at the White House and famously sang “Amazing Grace” at the funeral for the victims of the Charleston Church Shooting last year.
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