Michelle Obama has again said she’s going to run for president ‘zero chance,’ claiming there’s a lot of other ways to improve America. The former first lady informed 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak in an interview in the National magazine of Amtrak that being in the Oval Office’ is just not for me.’ When Barack Obama became president, Hilde, who was two, questioned the mother-of-two on several topics including her book Becoming and higher education.
When questioning whether she would ever attempt to fill the top office role, Ms. Obama, 55, was evident that she had no intention to fill the top place. She said: ‘There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. ‘But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.’
This is not the first time the former first lady is questioned about her future intentions and plans to run for office. Michael Moore, filmmaker yesterday, stated that Mrs Obama was the only candidate that could crush Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
‘Everyone’s now saying she’s not going to run. Well has anyone asked her?,’ he said Wednesday night on MSNBC. ‘If asked to serve I believe she would serve.’ The liberal film maker argued it would take a ‘beloved’ American to come in and defeat Trump in next year’s election.
‘The only way to remove trump is to crush Trump. And that’s the question that has to be asked, who can crush Trump? Who’s the street fighter?,’ Moore said. ‘I think there is one person who can do that,’ he added, naming Michelle Obama. ‘I think she would win. She would crush him.’
He argued the former lawyer would be able to handle Trump on the debate stage and not fall victim to the president’s tendency to give his rivals condescending nicknames. ‘She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her,’ he said.
As she was on her book trip previously this year, Mrs Obama also spoke of having no intention to run for president. As she appeared at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX, back in March she said she wanted to’ create space’ for younger generations that she and Barack’s husband hoped to’ empower.’ A Twitter fan questioned what she believed she would do ten years from now, answering internet questions at the case on Thursday.
Someone in the hall’s audience shouted that she would run for president, according to KXAN. Obama shook her head and replied, ‘Nope, nope, nope’. ‘It’s not us occupying the same seats, it’s making room,’ she said, before going on to describe how she would work with her husband to empower the ‘next generation of leaders’.
Mrs Obama also dismissed the idea in May 2018, saying that until the country becomes united’ it doesn’t matter who operates.’ Speaking at the 2018 United States of Women Summit in Los Angeles, she said before concentrating on who will be the next president, the country has’ a lot of job to do.’ While interviewed by Black actress Tracee Ellis Ross, Mrs Obama said that it’s not about’ finding the one great person to save us,’ adding that seeking the next person to run is a’ distraction’ that won’t solve the problems in the US.