Michelle Obama finally responds to whether she'd run for US president

Dominic Smithers

Published 
| Last updated 

Michelle Obama finally responds to whether she'd run for US president

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Abaca Press / Alamy Stock Photo

Michelle Obama has finally responded to the question of whether she'd run for US president.

Loading…

It was confirmed this week that Donald Trump was throwing his hat in the ring once again to be the next leader of the free world.

The surprise announcement was made by the 76-year-old's long-term advisor Jason Miller, who dropped the news on a podcast.

There had been an expectation that Trump would run for president again in 2024, with the Republican being critical of Joe Biden's time in office.

And in recent weeks, the former president has hinted at potentially running for the White House for a third time.

Speaking on the 'War Room' podcast, Miller said: "President Trump is going to announce on Tuesday that he is running for president."

Donald Trump is putting his name forward to become the next president. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy
Donald Trump is putting his name forward to become the next president. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy

Adding: "It’s gonna be a very professional, very buttoned-up announcement."

And true to his word, Trump quickly confirmed the rumours, saying: "We've always known this was not the end, it was only the beginning to rescue the American dream.

"In order to make America great and glorious again I am tonight announcing my candidacy for President of the United States."

But now that that's near enough nailed on, the attention this week turned to the former First Lady, and whether or not she had any real hopes or plans of becoming the next POTUS.

And it looks like we have our answer.

During an appearance on BBC Breakfast, the 58-year-old was asked about the most annoying question she is always asked.

To which she replied: "'Are you going to run for president?'"

Obviously, the interviewer, Naga Munchetty, then asked: "Answer?"

Michelle Obama has ruled herself out of the running for the White House. Credit: BBC
Michelle Obama has ruled herself out of the running for the White House. Credit: BBC

"I detest it," replied Obama. "No, I am not going to run."

So I guess that's that settled then.

When asked for her thoughts on Biden's administration by ABC News, she said that she backed him.

"He's doing a great job," she said.

However, when it came to the question of whether or not she would be endorsing a second term, she wasn't so sure.

She said: "You know, I will have to see. It’s a personal decision that he and his family have to make.

"Probably, if I hadn’t been through it, I would feel more cavalier about opining on it. But I know it’s a personal call and I don’t want to be one of the millions of people weighing in on what he should do, he and Jill should do."

Topics: News, US News, Politics, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Joe Biden

Dominic Smithers
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Woman took DNA test and became linked to 36-year unsolved murder case

an hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Woman who married man who bullied her in high school says he's a changed man

a day ago