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April 11th, 2011
05:57 PM ET

President Obama's sister on first term: "He has a healthy dose of pragmatism"

President Barack Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" tomorrow, and discusses her brother's first term. "It's been a challenging time. There's a lot in his inbox," she told Piers Morgan. "He has a healthy dose of pragmatism and he knew there would be enormous challenges and that it would be hard work, but of course there are things that happened that are simply unforeseen."

She also discussed the double-edged sword of having a brother run the United States. "I'll be happy for the nation," she said of Pres. Obama winning a second term. "As a citizen and as a parent myself, it's very important to me that he run and win. As his sister, of course, there are feelings of ambivalence because it is such a hard job." How was Pres. Obama growing up?

Soetoro-Ng talked about the way her brother would look over her when she was going on dates. "His judgement was very good and I think it continues to be," she said. "He’s a pretty cool guy. But he's also very much himself…He’s a pretty easy going fellow but as a history teacher this is pretty extraordinary for me to sort of bear witness to all of this history."

Watch the full interview tomorrow at 9pmET.

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  1. Jorge A. Vela

    OBAMA 2012!!!

    April 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • charles goldbach

      SHUT THIS GOVERNMENT DOWN!!! tomorrow we will give 1000000 dollars to kill babies at planned parenthood. Thats your tax dollars

      April 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • jane do

        No federal money can ever be used to provide abortions. That's the law. Planned parenthood termination services are paid for by private donations – not taxpayers money goes to the services you described

        April 12, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Laura Straus

    Oh, how I wish that Piers wouldn't interrupt his interviewees when they are already answering his latest question. I had to turn off interview with Bibi because of this and he couldn't even learn to pronounce Bibi's last name. Toniight I tried to watch again and he interrupted everyone. Shut up, Piers. Laura Straus

    April 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Gary Dubois

    Let' see if my previous comment is supressed by the press.

    April 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Gary Dubois

    Yes it has been.

    April 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Gary Dubois

    Hawaii Department of Health
    HRS §338-18(b) I defer to Article VI Section 2 Supremacy clause and only the fact that Hawaii violated it when asked by Officials and those with a legal right to see it for themselves.

    April 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Gary Dubois

    I am neither for Birthers nor against, I am for the law being applied equally and with our prejudice to all concerned..

    April 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Susie Cysewski

    I wonder if Barack Obama's parents were alive today would the birther's still be harping on whether he was born in the US? It seems a form of adult bullying and is ridiculous, a waste of time and a bad example to children of adult strategy. I'm sure if his Mother or Father were here today, you wouldn't hear all this silliness.

    April 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tyrone

      Susie Cysewski
      I don't knowyou but we where thinking the same thing!!!!!

      April 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Tyrone

    HISTORY REPEATING

    These Birther are pure coward! Because had President Obama’s mother and father been alive. They would have never attack and or question President Obama’s birth! Throughout American history white politician and whites in law enforcement create lies and demonize! When thing don’t go their way they lie and resort to racism and pure hatred! Brutality and abuse of authority always present. When white feel threaten of their majority static! Both white Democrat and white Republican have cater to the white majority. More truer today with the Republican Politician. Like in the case of Donald Trump he has rehash the birther lie! Stating the President Obama was not born in America! Total lie and have been proven over and over to be a lie! He also is repeating with the help of the dumbest Republican Sarah Palin. That President Obama paid out 2 million dollars to kept his birth Certificate a secret! Pure LIE! The President birth Certificate can be found online! Donald Trump reminds me of the late former Governor George Wallace! His thing of dividing the country was segregation! That evil cater to the white majority! Hate and divide cater to the white majority! Donald Trump see an opportunity to cater to hate and divide and the white majority! Donald Trump has no experience in running a country! Hell with all his bankruptcy! What American would trust Trump with Americans money?

    April 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Susan

    PLEASE PEOPLE at CNN watch how her blinking pattern in her eyes change...frequent blinking = LIES. She is just one more player in the Obama epic ruse being used to attempt to further humanize a robot who is being operated by the man behind the curtain...WAKE UP AMERICA before the cast has you thinking this has something to do with the reality facing our Country today....SAD...

    April 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Hieronymous Astravogel

    Neither the 'Birthers' nor anyone else has seen Obama's birth certificate, only a 'certificate of live birth'. The question of Obama's citizenship has yet to be resolved.

    Whether or not he is legitimately the president of the USA, Obama is NOT – nor has any other president ever been – the 'leader of the 'Free World'.

    Somebody please tell Piers Morgan and every other media mouthpiece.

    April 13, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. ann

    obama is a loser and so is her half sister

    April 13, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Please love America it's all we have.

    Smart and pretty. Obama for Americans 2012

    Why does any one want to waist time on Trump? Can't wait to read the book one of his former staff has written about him and his kids. Let's see who will be calling who sleaze bag?

    "Donald Trump was sued Friday by buyers who lost millions of dollars in deposits on a failed hotel-condo in the Mexican border city of Tijuana The 69 buyers purchased 71 units in Trump Ocean Resort Baja and paid deposits totaling between $18 million and $20 million, said Bart Ring, their attorney. Buyers were told last month that the luxury oceanfront project was being scrapped and that there was no money left to refund deposits. In December, they were told the project had only $556,000 left after collecting $32.2 million in buyer deposits."
    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090314....

    April 13, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply

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