Michelle Obama will ‘never’ run for the White House

The Myanmar Times - - World -

FOR any­one who might like to see Michelle Obama run for US pres­i­dent as a Demo­crat, it’s time to rein in that early en­thu­si­asm. Or so, says her hus­band, Barack Obama.

“Michelle will never run for of­fice,” the pres­i­dent said in an in­ter­view with Rolling Stone magazine done the day af­ter Don­ald Trump’s sur­prise win, and amid some so­cial me­dia swirl urg­ing the first lady to throw her hat in the ring.

“She is as ta­lented a per­son as I know. You can see the in­cred­i­ble res­o­nance she has with the Amer­i­can peo­ple. But I joke that she’s too sen­si­ble to want to be in pol­i­tics,” Mr Obama said.

Her con­fi­dence and style struck a strong chord on the cam­paign trail, where she sup­ported Hil­lary Clin­ton. The first lady slammed Mr Trump’s at­ti­tude to­ward and treat­ment of women.

Ms Obama, who will be 53 when she leaves the White House, is the first black first lady in Amer­i­can his­tory. Her hus­band is 55.

A Har­vard-ed­u­cated lawyer, she will leave the White House on Jan­uary 20 en­joy­ing sky-high rat­ings – ap­proved by 79 per­cent of the Amer­i­can pub­lic, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent Gallup sur­vey.

That makes her more pop­u­lar than her hus­band, who was elected in 2008 as the first African Amer­i­can pres­i­dent of the United States.

Asked about her am­bi­tions in the past, Michelle Obama has re­peat­edly said that she would not fol­low in the foot­steps of Hil­lary Clin­ton, who ran for the pres­i­dency her hus­band Bill held from 19932001. –

Photo: AFP

US Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump (cen­tre) dines with Mitt Rom­ney (right) and Reince Preibus (left) at the Jean-Ge­orges restau­rant at Trump In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel and Tower in New York on Novem­ber 29.

Photo: EPA

Michelle Obama will never run for pub­lic of­fice.

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