People pining for a Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaDems, GOP bicker via official Twitter accounts Bill Maher to Dems: 'When they go low, you go lower' Lily Collins shares letter from Michelle Obama MORE presidential run will not get their wish, President Obama said in an interview published Tuesday.
“Michelle will never run for office,” Obama told Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner in a conversation the day after Election Day.
“She is as talented a person as I know,” the president said of his wife. “You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she's too sensible to want to be in politics.”
Obama has said many times that his wife has no appetite for her own political career. But it’s the first time he’s commented on it since the election, when Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFrench election: Le Pen, Macron ahead in early results Trump: Government 'involves heart,' unlike business Issa dodges when asked if he wants Trump to campaign alongside him MORE defeated the president's preferred successor, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: 85 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for her again OMB director: Government shutdown not a 'desired end' Poll: Almost half say Trump off to poor start MORE.
Many Democrats have been openly hoping the 52-year-old first lady might be convinced to seek political office.
Three new political action committees have been formed in the last month urging Michelle Obama to challenge Trump in 2020.
The first lady earned praise as Clinton’s most effective surrogate during the 2016 campaign, with a string of powerful speeches on her behalf.
But she has long spoken of her distaste for partisan politics, and those close to her say she wants to pursue other interests after she leaves the White House.