As POTUS and FLOTUS prepare to leave the White House, Michelle Obama let’s the world in on a little secret, she has No intentions of running for office chile, Michelle Obama gave Oprah the Tea during a recent exclusive interview:
‘I don’t make stuff up. I’m not coy. I’ve proven that. I’m pretty direct. If I were interested in it, I’d say it. I don’t believe in playing games. It’s not something I would do,’ the first lady said.
‘But it also speaks to the fact that people don’t really understand how hard this is. And it’s not something that you cavalierly just sort of ask a family to do again.’
Oprah said that eight years was enough, prompting Michelle to imagine what 16 years would be like. ‘I wouldn’t do that to my kids,’ she said.
‘Because what people don’t understand is that you run – their lives stop at any age. I mean, the next family that comes in here, every person in that family, every child, every grandchild, their lives will be turned upside down in a way that no American really understands,’ Michelle added.
‘And it’s not for us to complain about it. So you don’t hear complaints. But it is a — a truth, an actuality, that there is a weight to it.’
Michelle Obama also discussed the angry black woman critique:
‘That was one of those sort of things where you think, “Dang, you don’t even know me.” You just sort of feel like, “Wow, where did that come from?”
Then, Michelle said she realized the racist comments weren’t about her, but about the people who wrote them.
‘And then I thought, okay, well, let me live my life out loud so that people can then see and then judge for themselves,’
It was an extremely enlightening interview, I especially loved how Oprah ended the interview by asking Michelle what her prayer was for the country, to which Michelle said she was praying for hope.
‘My desire for this country is that we remain hopeful and that — and that we find a place in our hearts to love each other. It’s really simple, you know? Just opening up our hearts to others. Making room.’