Former First Lady Michelle Obama has finally addressed rumors that she is running for President. And she even took a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump over his Twitter habit.
Speaking in New York at an Obama Foundation event, Michelle Obama said she had no plans to run for President, despite a number of supporters asking her to run.
She even insinuated that President Trump’s constant tweeting was “rude.”
Despite her supporters’ fervent wishes, former first lady Michelle Obama reiterated that has no desire to run for president — instead, she’s focusing her time on helping the next wave of young leaders run for office.
In her work with the Obama Foundation, Michelle said that she has had the opportunity to meet with many young leaders and listen to their ideas on how to lead the country, which has made her ‘optimistic about the future.’
While speaking at Klick Health’s MUSE event in New York on Tuesday, Michelle said that time spent speaking with the next generation of leaders ‘is why I’m not going to run for president,’ and added that she thought it was a ‘better investment to invest in creating thousands of mes,’ Business Insider reported.
They’re tired of watching us do the same old thing and expect different results,’ Michelle noted.
‘So I’m optimistic about the future. There are some bright young people out there doing some amazing things.’
Michelle, 54, went to say that, ‘As an older leader, I think an important part of leadership is stepping out of the way and making room.’
‘If Barack and I just keep sitting in the same seats and trade seats, like, “Now it’s your turn. Now it’s my turn. Now it’s Sasha’s turn,” then we’re not finding that new energy out there and giving them an opportunity to sit in the same seats,’ Michelle said, according to People.
Michelle Obama wasn’t done, however. She appeared to criticize President Trump’s use of social media, without actually mentioning him by name.
While admitting that she isn’t fluent with social media — ‘because I’m old’ — she said that she does tweet and uses social media, ‘like a grown-up,’ and relies on a committee to help make sure her statements are appropriate.
‘I don’t just tweet off the top of my head, which I don’t encourage people to do — especially kids,’ she said, noting that rather than blurting out the first thing that comes to mind, as some young people are prone to do, it’s wiser to, ‘Take a minute. Talk to your crew before you put that [out there] and then spell check and check the grammar.’
‘I think kids do think telling it like it is and talking off the top of your head [is cool]… [but] that’s never been good. We weren’t raised like that. That’s rude. That’s what you call rude,’ Michelle said.