Hillary Clinton said in a new interview she may choose first lady Michelle Obama as a member of her cabinet if she becomes president.
Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, made the remark while speaking with "Extra" over the weekend in Miami.
"She's made it pretty clear she wants to focus on important issues like girls education around the world — she and I actually talked about it when we were together in Winston-Salem — and I want to be the best partner I can be for whenever she wants to be involved in government again," Clinton said.
"I think she wants to take a break from it, but if she ever wants to do anything like that, I would be the No. 1 person."
Clinton, who served as first lady from 1993-2001 during Bill Clinton's presidency, was quick to heap praise on Obama.
"I don't know how anybody could have done what she's done for the last eight years with more grace and more of a sense of purpose, but inclusivity," Clinton said.
"She's been an exemplary first lady. I know how hard that job is. I feel so close to her and I'm so appreciative of all the help she's giving me, all of the confidence and the courage because it's hard."
Clinton is in a tight race with Republican Donald Trump, who has gained on Clinton in recent weeks and is now, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, about 3 points behind. The FBI's recent decision to reopen its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state has, however, raised questions about whether she'll win and whether she's fit to run for the White House.
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