Michelle Obama says in an interview running this weekend that there are many ways she can help the United States, but sitting in the White House isn't one of them.
"Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance," the former first lady told 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak for an interview appearing this weekend in Amtrak's magazine "The National."
"There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives," Obama continued. "But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me."
There is no indication when the article was written, but it appears in the magazine's August/September edition and was released as calls are growing for her to seek the Democratic nomination.
The interview was done to promote Obama's "Better Make Room" campaign to engage college students. She gave her "zero chance" answer after the young writer asked her if she thought the country needed her and she could "really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance you’d consider running?"
Earlier this week, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore made another call for Obama to seek the nomination, after hearing Wednesday night's Democratic debate.
"She is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him," Moore said in an MSNBC panel discussion. "She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her.”
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