Dem Hopes Crushed as Michelle Obama Confirms 'Zero Chance' She'll Run in 2020
Former first lady says running for president is 'just not for me'
Democrats' hopes, that Michelle Obama will swoop in and save the day by running for the Democratic presidential nomination, have now been crush after the former first lady has confirmed there's "zero chance" she will join the race for 2020.
With Joe Biden leading the overcrowded pit of Democrats, it's growing increasingly clear that the Dems still don't have a candidate with a chance of beating Trump.
Despite mounting pressure from liberals, Michelle Obama is resisting calls for her to run for president, explaining that seeking the Oval Office is "just not for me."
While the news may be a relief for frontrunner Biden, those hoping to topple President Trump next year, such as left-wing activist Michael Moore, will surely see the announcement as a major blow.
Speaking on MSNBC following Wednesday night's underwhelming presidential debate, Moore claimed the four leading Democratic candidates could still beat Trump but would lose the electoral college.
"The only way to remove Trump is to crush Trump," he said.
"Who is the street fighter that can crush Trump?" he asked.
"And frankly, I think there’s a person that could do this, if the election were held today, there is one person that would crush Trump — and she hasn’t announced yet.
"And her last name rhymes with Obama. In fact, it is Obama. Michelle Obama."
Sadly, for Moore, in a new interview published in Amtrak's magazine The National, Obama confirmed she will not be running for office.
The former first lady sat down with 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak to promote her Better Make Room campaign aimed at engaging college students.
Lysiak pressed Obama about seeking the highest office in the land, something she has previously expressed no interest in.
"A lot of people want you to run for president," Lysiak said.
"You’ve publicly said that you aren’t interested, but everyone says that until they actually run.
"Just between us, if you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance you’d consider running?"
"Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance," Obama responded.
"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.
"But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them.
"It’s just not for me."
The interview appeared as liberal filmmaker Moore urged the former first lady to run for president on Thursday.
"She is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him," Moore told an MSNBC panel.
"She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her.”