It appears, Michael Moore and the others who hoped Michelle Obama would run for President are going to have to live with the Democrat candidate field as it is.
In an apparent effort to end recent speculation from Moore and others including Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Obama made a definitive statement, declaring there is “zero chance” she will run for President.
Moore had hoped Obama would “crush” Trump.
Activist and filmmaker Michael Moore has a three-part plan for Democrats to "crush" Pres. Trump in the 2020 election. Part of that plan? Michelle Obama running for president.
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In a new interview published in Amtrak’s magazine The National, Obama sat down with 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak to promote her Better Make Room campaign aimed at engaging college students.
Lysiak pressed Obama about seeking the highest office in the land, something she has previously expressed no interest in.
“A lot of people want you to run for president. You’ve publicly said that you aren’t interested, but everyone says that until they actually run,” Lysiak said. “Just between us, if you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance you’d consider running?”
“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance,” Obama responded. “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.”
The interview appeared as liberal filmmaker Michael Moore urged the former first lady to run for president following Wednesday night’s Democratic debate.
“She is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him,” Moore told an MSNBC panel. “She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her.”