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After Donald Trump's victory, some Americans want Michelle Obama to run for President in 2020


Hours after Donald Trump won the 2016 US presidential election, the internet exploded with angry status messages and memes calling America a sexist country. Many accused the country of being so gender particular that it let an uncouth and racial man win.

First Lady Michelle Obama. AP

First Lady Michelle Obama. AP

Nevertheless, Hillary’s campaign has atleast given a different hope to Americans who think that First Lady Michelle Obama will be a saviour for them. They hope that Michelle will save them from Trump.

While the verdict for the next four years has been declared, people are pinning their hopes on Michelle for 2020 US election. BBC reported that as soon as it became clear that Clinton could not break the glass ceiling to become the next president, hundreds of thousands took to social media to urge the First Lady to run for president in 2020.

Despite Michelle’s assertion that she does not plan on running for president, a Trump presidency might force her to reconsider. President Barack Obama said on a radio show that she will never run for Office. The Independent reported that he also said, “She is as talented and brilliant a person as there is, and I could not be prouder of her, but Michelle does not have the patience or the inclination to actually be a candidate herself. That’s one y’all can take to the bank.”

She said that she can do so much more from outside the White House and hence will never run for the president. "There is so much that I can do outside of the White House … without the constraints, the lights and the cameras, the partisanship,” she had said.

Her popularity as a leader might have prompted Americans to urge her to run in 2020. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 59 percent of people had a positive view of the first lady, while just 25 percent did not.

#Michelle2020 started trending on Twitter.

She was also one of the fiercest supporters of Clinton during the campaigning. It would be interesting to see if the situation subverts in the next election and Clinton advocates for Michelle

First Published On : Nov 10, 2016 14:58 IST

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