Agence France-PresseFebruary 11, 2014 16:47
President Barack Obama Tuesday said France and Britain -- jealous rivals for US affection -- were like his beloved daughters, Malia and Sasha, who he could not choose between.
Obama skillfully skipped through an Anglo-Gallic minefield when asked by a French reporter if America's oldest ally, and not Britain, was not now its best friend.
"I have two daughters," Obama said, as he stood with French President Francois Hollande at a White House news conference.
"They are both gorgeous and wonderful, and I would never choose between them.