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Michelle will never run for White House, says Barack Obama

The call for Michelle to become a candidate in the 2020 race began soon after Trump defeated Clinton

IANS  |  Washington 

Michelle and Barack Obama arriving in India in January 2015 to attend the Republic Day parade. Michelle Obama is wearing an outfit from Bibhu Mohapatra's Spring 2015 collection.
US President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama

Outgoing has said that his wife and the current First Lady will never run for the White House, despite a growing chant.

The social media has been abuzz for to run for the 2020 Oval office, however, those close to her have uniformly expressed her disinterest, reported on Wednesday.

In a recently released interview, Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner had asked President Obama about his wife possibility of entering politics.

To which, Obama said: "Michelle will never run for office. She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she's too sensible to want to be in politics."

The call for her to become a candidate in the 2020 race began soon after US President-elect clinched victory over Democrat on November 8.

In another similar reaction to a radio show 'Sway in the Morning' in October, Obama had said: "Michelle does not have the patience or the inclination to actually be a candidate herself.

"That's one thing y'all can take to the bank."

During an event at the recently, had chuckled when an audience member shouted, "Run for president!"

She just responded by saying, "Be quiet back there."

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 08:50 IST