Former first lady Michelle Obama put to rest any rumors that she’ll run for office in the future, telling an audience in Orlando, Florida, that she has no interest in the task.
During a speech at the American Institute of Architecture convention, Obama said being in the White House wasn’t easy for her family and she “wouldn’t ask my children to do this again,” CNN reported.
Thursday’s speech was the first address delivered by Obama since leaving the White House, and cameras were not permitted in the venue. Rather than serving in public office, Obama said she will focus on making a difference as a private citizen
“It’s good to get out of the house,” she said. “So far so good — it hasn’t been that long since we left. … It’s good to not have the weight of the world upon your shoulders.”