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29th Apr 2017

Michelle Obama and politics: ‘I won’t ask my children to do this again…’

Cathy Donohue

We knew it was on the cards but we’re disappointed nonetheless.

It’s an understatement to say that Barack and Michelle Obama are sorely missed since they left the White House and there was a faint hope that Michelle might run for president in the future.

However, it’s not to be with Michelle explaining why in a recent speech at the America Institute of Architecture convention in Orlando.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, this was her first public speech since the couple handed over the reins to Donald and Melania Trump in January with Michelle saying:

“It’s all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out.

“Politics is tough, and it’s hard on a family, I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family”.

The former First Lady is convinced that there is so much more she and her husband can do outside of public office “without the burden of political baggage”.

Mother of two Michelle also said that she is eager to continue her work helping women and girls across the world to receive an education.

This follows the Let Girls learn initiative she launched during her time as First Lady and she continues to stress that the struggles of women and girls are “real”.

She also hopes to improve healthcare for women and help those subjected to violence with these three causes proving pivotal for her going forward.

Michelle, we just love you.