The former US president asserted his wife has no intentions of running for president, but added he would “support her” in her next goal in life. He made the remarks during an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.
Mr Obama said: “Michelle isn’t going to run for president. I can guarantee it.
“As I say in the book, she doesn’t like politics. Also she says it clearly in her own book, and without very much subtlety.”
He added: “That said, I am always happy to support her in what she needs, independently of whatever the next goal is, just as she does with me.”
Ms Obama, who was First Lady from 2009 to 2007, addressed the subject of life in the White House during an interview on Conan O’Brien’s podcast.
Mr O’Brian quizzed Ms Obama on anonymity, something she had addressed in her book Becoming.
In the title, she recalled sitting in her car eating Chipotle, something she could no longer do.
Ms Obama said: “What Barack and I talk about that we do miss…is the loss of anonymity.
“And that’s something that most people don’t understand, how valuable anonymity is.
Ms Obama also addressed her interactions with her husband following their years in the White House.
She said: “Most of your interaction with your partner is about what you saw, what you experienced over the course of the day.
“For Barack and I, that’s still very limited because we’re not able to be exposed in an anonymous way in the world.”
In her candid confession, the former First Lady added she and her family are now unable to live a normal life and that is why she would not like to run for a top job in the government.
Published at Tue, 08 Dec 2020 03:18:23 +0000