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Obama Just Got Trolled on Snapchat... By His Own Daughters

Obama's youngest daughter, Sasha, taught the president how to use Snapchat - while sneakily recording him lecturing her on social media.
Image: Obama attends 68th annual pardoning of Thanksgiving turkey with daughters Malia and Sasha
President Barack Obama, along with daughters Sasha and Malia, attend the 68th annual pardoning of Thanksgiving turkey Abe in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Nov. 25, 2015.Gary Cameron / Reuters, file

President Obama just got trolled on Snapchat by his youngest daughter, Sasha.

And, though the leader of the free world may be popular for his orations across the nation, his daughters might be the exception to this rule.

As Obama explained to Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on Tuesday, Sasha Obama is constantly blanking his "Dad talks" — and then broadcasting them on Snapchat without his knowledge.

During a dinner one night, Obama revealed to his daughter that he was fascinated by the fact that Snapchat was "becoming so popular" among her age group and asked her to take him through the ins and outs of the app. Sasha quickly taught him how to scroll through the home feed, change filters, make faces and send them out.

"At the end of it, Michelle and I are sitting there and I said, 'Isn't this interesting.' And I started talking to Michelle about the implications of social media and what all this means," Obama told Kimmel, who aired a short clip of the president teasing his daughters' obsession with texting and selfies at a high school event last week.

Little did he know his daughter would take him to task for his speech several minutes later.

"I came to find out that she was recording the whole time and then sent to her friends afterward, 'This is my dad lecturing us on the meaning of social media,' And she took a picture of herself sort of looking bored," said Obama.

Malia Obama apparently thought her little sister's Snapchat burn was a "riot," and First Lady Michelle Obama — who has her own Snapchat account — seemed to agree.

Nevertheless, the President shared that he doesn't possess the same enthusiasm for other forms of technology when Kimmel asked him if he would advise young people to be cautious in what they write in an email that could be deemed controversial.

"I think it's interesting. Now, I have email," Obama said. "I don't have texting because my phone function is disabled. I now have an iPhone, but it's like the phone you give your two-year old... So my phone has no phone [calls], no camera, no music — all it has is the internet, and I can send e-mails," he told a shocked Kimmel.

"But my rule throughout my presidency has been that I assume someday, sometime, somebody will read this email — so I don't send any email... that at some point won't be on the front page of newspapers."

Obama also touched on the issue of last week's botnet uprising and, although the White House does not yet know who did it, he expects the future president to meet the challenge of trying to "balance the benefits of cyber space" with the "protection of finances, privacy, and issues of security."

Obama's final moments during Kimmel's famous Mean Tweets segment, where guests are asked to read unflattering posts about themselves, proved the president has the finesse to battle social media — probably thanks to his daughters.

"President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the United States, exclamation mark at real Donald Trump," Obama said, reading a tweet from Donald Trump's Twitter account. "Well, at real Donald Trump, at least I will go down as a President."