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Michelle Obama Reveals Why She Didn't Run for President

Michelle Obama is finally putting an end to rumors that’ll run for president.

While promoting her new memoir Becoming at The Lower Eastside Girls Club on Saturday (December 1) in New York City, the 54-year-old former First Lady let the girls ask her anything they wanted – and of course running for president came up.

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“I don’t wanna be president!” Michelle joked. “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!”

She also went on to share that she wanted to give daughters Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17, a break from a high security presence.

Michelle‘s book Becoming is out now!

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Michelle Obama Explains Why She Shies Away from Politics During Boston Visit!

Michelle Obama keeps it chic and sophisticated while sitting down to discuss her new book “Becoming” with moderator Michelle Norris in front of a sold out audience of more than 20,000 people at TD Garden on Saturday (November 24) in Boston, Mass.

The 45-year-old former First Lady and author opened up the current state of America and explains why she sometimes shies away from politics.

“One of the reasons I shy away from politics is because me running for politics is feeding into people’s notion that there is a ‘one,’” Michelle told the audience. “And part of a problem is that there isn’t. That’s a false notion.”

“We have to fear each other less and find ways to open up ourselves to each other so that we break down that false stuff that is dangerous for us to believe in,” Michelle added. “America is a good country. It’s a good place with good people. And you all know it.”

FYI: Michelle is wearing Kallati diamond earrings and a Vhernier diamond ring.

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Michelle Obama Says She 'Couldn't Get Facts Wrong' As First Lady

Michelle Obama is all smiles as she waves the audience while onstage at her Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama tour stop at the Forum on Thursday (November 15) in Inglewood, Calif.

The 45-year-old former First Lady and author was joined by Tracee Ellis Ross who introduced her as someone who is “easy to talk to, present… normal and extraordinary.”

During the conversation in support of her memoir “Becoming,” Michelle took a slight swing at President Donald Trump without mentioning him by name.

“I felt like I didn’t have room not to be right for eight years. I didn’t have the luxury to just be okay, to be inarticulate. I couldn’t make mistakes. I couldn’t get facts wrong,” Michelle expressed (via THR). “So our whole team was very conscientious. We checked the facts before we put anything in a speech, because we knew we’d get crucified if we got something wrong. That mattered to us, Barack and I, as professional people.”

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Michelle Obama Reveals All The Things She Couldn't Say as First Lady - Watch Now!

Michelle Obama can finally speak freely now that she is no longer in the White House!

During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night (November 15) to promote her new memoir “Becoming,” the 54-year-old former First Lady revealed all the things she couldn’t say while she held her title.

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During the game, Jimmy gave Michelle a couple of cue card for her to read of things he thinks she wasn’t allowed to say when she was First Lady.

“The whole eight years we were in the White House, we used Laura Bush’s Netflix password,” Michelle shared before “revealing” who her “freebie” is!

Watch below!

Michelle Obama Speaks About What's Next for Her

Michelle Obama is on the cover of Essence magazine’s December/January issue.

Here’s what the former First Lady and “Becoming” author had to share with the mag…

On what is next for her: “Since we left the White House, I’ve spend most of my time focusing on finishing this book. The book tour will keep me busy for a while, and then I’ll take some time to evaluate what’s next. I’m in no hurry. What I know is that public service is in my DNA, so I’m planning to find ways to keep being useful…I see myself always staying involved in efforts like that…”

On her happiest days in the White House: “Any day that I got to spend time with children was a good day. Sometimes if I was need of a pick-me-up, my staff would schedule an event with young people to give me a boost. Kids give me energy. They get me out of my own head and remind me about the things that are most important…”

On her advice on finding your own Barack: “I think a lot of people don’t have a clear idea of what they should look for in a mate—and for a long time, I didn’t either…What drew me to Barack was that when I met him, he was already a fully formed individual. From our very first conversations, he showed me that he wasn’t afraid to express his fears and doubts, or that he might not have all the answers. He could handle someone with her own passions and goals, someone who had ideas of her own. He relished it, in fact. I liked that…”

FYI: Michelle is wearing a Soko necklace and ring.

For more from Michelle, visit Essence.com.

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Ellen DeGeneres Helps Michelle Obama at a Costco Book Signing - Watch a Sneak Peek!

Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama are stopping by Costco!

The daytime TV host and the former First Lady are having an hour-long sit-down interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Thursday (November 15).

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During Michelle‘s appearance, Ellen distracts and serenades the former First Lady during an impromptu book signing of her new memoir Becoming, which was released on November 13.

Watch a sneak peek below!


Sneak Peek! Ellen Helps Michelle Obama at a Costco Book Signing
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