`Visiting Disneyland would make daughters jealous`

While Mickey Mouse was nowhere to be seen, US President said he looked forward to meeting him.

Updated: Jan 20, 2012, 14:56 PM IST

Washington: Showing his lighter side, US President Barack Obama, who visited Disneyland in Florida to announce his new tourism policy, said his two daughters would envy him for being at the popular tourist destination.

"It is great to be here. It is rare that I get to do something that Sasha and Malia envy me for," Obama said at the top of his remarks as he announced his new tourism policy in the presence of some 150 tourists in Disneyland yesterday.

"That doesn`t happen very often. Maybe for once they`ll actually ask me at dinner how my day went," Obama said. However, it is unlikely that Obama had dinner with his two daughters last night as he went to New York from Florida where
he attended a few fund raisers for him and arrived here only around mid-night.

While Mickey Mouse was nowhere to be seen, Obama said he looked forward to meeting him.

"I confess, I am excited to see Mickey. It`s always nice to meet a world leader who has bigger ears than me," he said, amidst a big round of laughter from the audience.

Obama spoke in the middle of the kingdom`s faux late 19th-century Main Street, against a backdrop of Cinderella`s blue-spired castle and a cloudless blue sky on a gorgeous day.

PTI