Count Tucker Carlson of Fox News among those who have not ruled out Michelle Obama running for the White House in 2020.
During his Fox News show on Monday, Carlson speculated that the reason former President Barack Obama has not backed another candidate is so he can back his wife's potential candidacy.
“If you’re wondering who the Democratic nominee will be, don’t bet against Michelle Obama,” the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said on his Monday episode.
“Last week, the former first lady issued a statement saying that she has no interest in being president,” Carlson said. “That’s what she claimed. But there are signs that that’s not true, actually.”
Despite there being more than a dozen candidates taking aim at the Democratic nomination, including his former VP Joe Biden, Obama still has not backed any of them.
Per Washington Times:
“Obama’s presidential memoir was supposed to come out this year,” he said. “Now, its release has been delayed until the middle of the Democratic primaries. In other words, at exactly the moment when Democrats will be thinking deeply about how to beat Trump, America will be talking about the Obamas. Coincidence? Maybe it is. Maybe it’s also a coincidence that Michelle Obama just released yet another book last week, one that will require her, of course, to get on the road and talk to crowds.”
Indeed, Mrs. Obama used one of those recent public appearances to reiterate her lack of interest in joining the crowded pool of Democratic candidates.
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2020, Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Michael Black appeared early Tuesday on Fox News to talk about Tucker's prediction. He replied by saying "it's not going to happen."