President Obama: ‘Michelle Will Never Run for Office’

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2015
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President Barack Obama isn't just depressing us with his impending exit from the White House. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he dashed any dreams that we collectively had for a Michelle Obama presidency.

"Michelle will never run for office," he said in the candid interview, which hit newsstands Tuesday.


While many believe the first lady has a great chance to beat Donald Trump in 2020, President Obama said that he believes his wife is too practical for politics.

"She is as talented a person as I know," Obama said. "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."

Obama also had some words of advice for Trump, who takes office Jan. 20, 2017.

"I think the main thing that I will say to him is, No. 1, however you campaigned, once you're in this office, you are part of a legacy dating back to those first revolutionaries," Obama said.


"And this amazing experiment in democracy has to be tended," he continued. "So aside from any particular issue, the president needs to recognize that this is not about you. This is not about your power, your position or the perks, the Marine band. This is about this precious thing that we’ve inherited and that we want to pass on."

Read more at Rolling Stone.

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