By Jordan Fabian - 01/14/16 12:05 PM EST
Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaColbert: Trump is 'a coward' Michelle Obama gets celebrity help to harvest her final WH garden Clinton camp debates media strategy vs. Trump MORE for president? Not a chance, President Obama said Thursday.
“No!” Obama exclaimed when asked at a town hall in Baton Rouge, La., if his wife would consider running in 2016, since he is term limited.
“Let me tell you, there are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and Michelle is not running for president,” he added. “That I can tell you.”
Obama, however, made it clear his wife’s lack of interest in the nation’s highest office isn’t a reflection on her work as first lady.
“The work she has done around reducing childhood obesity, the work she and Jill Biden have done on military families … I could not be prouder of her and she is going to be very active as an ex-first lady,” Obama said.
The president added that his wife's looks haven’t been affected by the stresses of being commander in chief like his have.
Obama said his mother-in-law recently dug up their wedding video and he recalled thinking, “I looked like a teenager. And realized, ‘Boy, I sure have aged.’”
“But Michelle looked identical,” the president said.
Obama is on a two-day road trip to tout his State of the Union message. He spoke on Wednesday in Omaha at the University of Nebraska.
Many in the audience at Baton Rouge's McKinley High School asked Obama about his legacy and his plans for after he leaves office.
As he has in the past, the president suggested he would work with young people, promote math and science education, focus on criminal-justice reform and help developing countries.
“We’re going to have a busy agenda, but we’re not over-thinking that right now,” Obama said. “Because we have a lot to do between now and next year.”