Michelle Obama reveals whether she'd run for US president

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Michelle Obama has revealed whether she would be interested in running for the United States Presidency.

She revealed her answer in a BBC Breakfast segment with UK journalist, Naga Munchetty, in which she went through a quick-fire round, answering Munchetty's questions as fast as possible.

The first question she was asked was evidently one she has received ad nauseam, as Munchetty asked her: "Which question do you detest being asked?"

Michelle then replied: "Are you gonna run for President."

"Okay. Answer?" Munchetty asked.

"I detest it. No. I'm not going to run," she quips.

Check out what she had to say at the 12:18 mark:

Michelle has been plagued with the question for years, ever since her husband Barack left office back in 2017 following Donald Trump's election. In fact, she previously revealed her feelings on the situation while speaking at the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference in 2018.

"The reason why I don't want to run for president - and I can't speak for Oprah [Winfrey] - but my sense is that, first of all, you have to want the job," she said, via Today, citing rumors that Oprah Winfrey might run for the position.

She then added that she just doesn't have a passion for politics, despite being the FLOTUS for eight years alongside her POTUS husband. "And you can't just say, 'Well, you're a woman, run.' We just can't find the women we like and ask them to do it, because there are millions of women who are inclined and do have the passion for politics," she said.

"I've never had the passion for politics. I just happened to be married to somebody who has the passion for politics, and he [dragged] me kicking and screaming into the arena," the mom-of-two added.

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Michelle Obama has said she's "never had the passion for politics." Credit: politics rob / Alamy

Michelle even mentioned the repetitive question again when accepting a Golden Globe in 2018, stating: "Just because I gave a good speech, I'm smart and intelligent doesn't mean I should be the next president. That's not how we should pick the president. That's been our problem. We're very shortsighted about how we think about selecting the commander in chief," The Hollywood Reporter detailed.

The 58-year-old has also been vocal about Trump's tenure as President, likening him and Obama to a good parent versus a bad parent, saying via PEOPLE: "I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted. For the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the 'good parent' at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time."

"And now we have the other parent. We thought it'd feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late, and not follow the rules," she added.

Featured image credit: politics rob / Alamy

Michelle Obama reveals whether she'd run for US president

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Michelle Obama has revealed whether she would be interested in running for the United States Presidency.

She revealed her answer in a BBC Breakfast segment with UK journalist, Naga Munchetty, in which she went through a quick-fire round, answering Munchetty's questions as fast as possible.

The first question she was asked was evidently one she has received ad nauseam, as Munchetty asked her: "Which question do you detest being asked?"

Michelle then replied: "Are you gonna run for President."

"Okay. Answer?" Munchetty asked.

"I detest it. No. I'm not going to run," she quips.

Check out what she had to say at the 12:18 mark:

Michelle has been plagued with the question for years, ever since her husband Barack left office back in 2017 following Donald Trump's election. In fact, she previously revealed her feelings on the situation while speaking at the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference in 2018.

"The reason why I don't want to run for president - and I can't speak for Oprah [Winfrey] - but my sense is that, first of all, you have to want the job," she said, via Today, citing rumors that Oprah Winfrey might run for the position.

She then added that she just doesn't have a passion for politics, despite being the FLOTUS for eight years alongside her POTUS husband. "And you can't just say, 'Well, you're a woman, run.' We just can't find the women we like and ask them to do it, because there are millions of women who are inclined and do have the passion for politics," she said.

"I've never had the passion for politics. I just happened to be married to somebody who has the passion for politics, and he [dragged] me kicking and screaming into the arena," the mom-of-two added.

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Michelle Obama has said she's "never had the passion for politics." Credit: politics rob / Alamy

Michelle even mentioned the repetitive question again when accepting a Golden Globe in 2018, stating: "Just because I gave a good speech, I'm smart and intelligent doesn't mean I should be the next president. That's not how we should pick the president. That's been our problem. We're very shortsighted about how we think about selecting the commander in chief," The Hollywood Reporter detailed.

The 58-year-old has also been vocal about Trump's tenure as President, likening him and Obama to a good parent versus a bad parent, saying via PEOPLE: "I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted. For the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the 'good parent' at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time."

"And now we have the other parent. We thought it'd feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late, and not follow the rules," she added.

Featured image credit: politics rob / Alamy