Former first lady Michelle Obama said she hasn’t run for the Oval Office because her path “has never been politics.”
The confession came during a surprise visit to the Lower Eastside Girls Club in Manhattan on Saturday, ahead of an evening appearance at Barclays Center for her “Becoming” book tour.
A beaming Obama was greeted by delighted squeals from 30 girls before the group struck up a conversation and shared bowls of farro and veggies.
“You can ask anything! I am ready,” Obama told the kids.
“How come you didn’t run for president?” one of them said.
Obama cited several reasons, including giving her two daughters a break from a heavy security presence.
She went on to say with a laugh, “I don’t wanna be president! … My path has never been politics. I just happened to marry somebody whose passion was politics. Just because he likes it doesn’t mean that I like it!”
The author was accompanied by chef Sam Kass, who previously served as executive director of Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign.
SOURCE: New York Post