Michelle Obama dashed the dreams of disenchanted liberals in a new interview Friday, saying there’s “zero chance” she’ll run for president in 2020.
The former first lady told Amtrak’s on-board magazine, The National, that being president will “never” be in her future.
“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance,” Mrs. Obama said when asked if she’d consider running.
“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,” she said. “But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.”
Mrs. Obama’s interview, which was conducted by 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak and published in The National’s August/September issue, comes after liberal filmmaker Michael Moore pleaded with the former first lady to jump into the race after Wednesday night’s Democratic primary debate.
“If we don’t run a street fighter, if we don’t run somebody who’s going to inspire people to come out and vote, we’re going to lose again,” Mr. Moore told MSNBC.
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