It is well known that Michelle Obama has been constantly holding higher approval ratings than her husband and not once her supporters said that she should really consider running for president.
However, to their disappointment, President Barack Obama said that she’s not considering this idea, “not in 2020, not in 2024, not ever”, according to The Independent.
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“She will never run for office,” Mr Obama said. “She is as talented and brilliant a person as there is, and I could not be prouder of her, but Michelle does not have the patience or the inclination to actually be a candidate herself. That’s one y’all can take to the bank.”
The First Lady herself decided to ignore the scenario in which she runs for president, citing her own daughters who said that they had had enough with one parent serving as president.
“I will not run for president. No, nope, not going to do it,” Michelle Obama said back in March, at the South by Southwest festival. “There is so much that I can do outside of the White House … without the constraints, the lights and the cameras, the partisanship,” she added.
Of course, this didn’t stop her from becoming a prolific figure in this year’s presidential campaign, supporting Hillary Clinton as much as she could. This Tuesday, for example, Michelle Obama appeared alongside the former secretary of state at a campaign event in North Carolina, in front of 10,000 supporters.
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As for her plans for after leaving the White House, Ms Obama promised to continue dedicating herself to the Let Girls Learn initiative, the organization for which she received $20 million in funding.
“I am so excited to continue working on this issue not just for the next seven months as First lady,” she said, “but for the rest of my life.”