Former First Lady Michelle Obama is sticking to her guns when it comes to her future in politics.
She’s not running for office, CNN reported.
Why? Because political life is “hard on a family,” the Orlando Sentinel wrote.
“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,” she told attendees of the American Institute of Architects’ annual conference on Thursday, according to the Sentinel. “Plus, there’s so much more we can do outside of the office, because we won’t have the burden of political baggage.”
Obama had previously ruled out a presidential bid in a farewell interview with Oprah, who she told, “If I were interested in it, I’d say it.”
It was the longest she had ever lived in one place
Obama, according to CNN, told the crowd she has never lived anywhere longer than the White House. Her daughters grew up there, too. She said the girls had tears in their eyes as they left.
Sasha and Malia hosted a slumber party in the waning days
CNN reported the Obama sisters hosted a final sleepover at the White House with eight girls. On the menu: Chicken nuggets.