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President's 13 Year Old Daughter Spent Spring Break in Mexico-Truth!

Summary of the eRumor:  
Emails are circulating alleging that President Obama's 13 year old daughter, Malia, spent her Spring break in Mexico.
 

The Truth:  
It is true that Malia Obama spent her Spring break in Oaxaca, a large city on the southwestern corner of Mexico. The 13 year old was with her class mates from Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. on a field trip volunteering their time at an orphanage. They also reportedly visited archaeological sites.

Her trip had not gotten the attention of the American press until a major earthquake hit the area on March 20, 2012. The young Obama was reported to be safe and unharmed from the massive quake that registered over 7.0 and rocked much of Mexico. For security reasons the White House had requested that the media not report on the teen's trip which, according to the article, was an event that her school had organized for years.

Exact details and cost of the Oaxaca trip have not been released.  According to a  March 20, 2012 article in The Blaze, Senator and Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was discussing State Department travel warnings to Mexico on the Glenn Beck program when Santorum said, "If the administration is saying that it’s not safe to have people down there, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn’t mean you should do it."

Updated 4/4/12

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Malia in Mexico

Absolutely Infuriating!

After driving the U.S. more deeply into debt than any other President, if George Bush's daughters had done this, it would be all over the news and the liberals would be calling for his head.

Want to know where Obama’s 13 year-old daughter is right now with 12 friends?

On “spring break” in Oaxaca Mexico, on your dime.

She took two jets and 25 secret service men.

A thirteen year-old?

Why haven’t you heard about it?

The Obama Administration has had the Secret Service scouring the web ordering that any website mentioning this be taken down because letting the travel plans out could endanger the president’s daughter’s security.

Nonsense, the “royal couple” just want to hide the way they are ripping off the U.S. taxpayer. Only a few Canadian Web-sites still have it up. (both below)

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This trip will cost more than most Americans make in their entire lifetimes.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/travel/Obama+daughter+spends+spring+break+Mexico/6323773/story.html



 


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