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Michelle Obama Reveals Why She Won’t Ever Run For Office

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Michelle Obama Reveals Why She Won’t Ever Run For Office

“I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again.”

Former first lady Michelle Obama said again on Thursday that she has no interest in running for office.

“It’s all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out,” she said in Orlando, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “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 Q&A session at the American Institute of Architects’ annual conference was Obama’s first public speaking engagement since…

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