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President Barack Obama says he'd be too emotional to speak at Malia's graduation

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DETROIT — 's high school will have to find another commencement speaker when she graduates this year.

Her father, President , says he'll be too emotional to get through a speech without crying.

Obama told lunch guests in Detroit on Wednesday that he'll just "cry and sit there" when the 17-year-old graduates. He's says he'll be too overcome to say anything.

Malia is a senior at the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington. She is expected to start college in the fall.

The subject of Malia's impending departure from the White House also came up last week when Obama held a town hall in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He told the audience he can't talk about the subject a lot because it makes him cry.

PHOTO: President Barack Obama points to his watch as he leaves a tour of Shinola, a domestic manufacturer of watches and other goods, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Detroit. While in Detroit the president is scheduled to visit the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama points to his watch as he leaves a tour of Shinola, a domestic manufacturer of watches and other goods, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Detroit. While in Detroit the president is scheduled to visit the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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PHOTO: President Barack Obama points to his watch as he leaves a tour of Shinola, a domestic manufacturer of watches and other goods, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Detroit. While in Detroit the president is scheduled to visit the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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