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Malia Obama helps translate for her father during first family's trip to Cuba

President Obama got some help from his older daughter, Malia, while meeting with Cubans.
/ Source: TODAY

Her father may be president, but Malia Obama just proved he doesn’t always know best — or in this case, more.

The president’s 17-year-old daughter served as her dad’s personal interpreter during a visit with locals on their historic trip to Cuba, according to White House photographer Pete Souza.

“The President and Malia share a laugh as Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant in Old Havana,” Souza wrote in the caption of the photo, which he posted on Instagram.

The first family arrived in Cuba on Sunday evening. The three-day trip marks the first time a U.S. president has visited the island nation in 88 years.

President Obama Arrives In Cuba For Historic Visit To Island
President Barack Obama and his family arrive in Havana, Cuba.Joe Raedle / Getty Images

In addition to Malia, the president and first lady, Michelle Obama, brought their younger daughter, 14-year-old Sasha. Both girls are on spring break from school.

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, Marian Robinson
President Obama, the first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters and the first lady's mother, Marian Robinson, during a walking tour of Old Havana.Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

It’s been an eventful few weeks for the Obama girls. Earlier this month, they attended their first black-tie gala, a White House state dinner to honor the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Malia, who is a high school senior, will head to college in the fall.