As many Black Americans take in Donald Trump’s white backlash-led presidential win over Hillary Clinton, they are calling for first lady Michelle Obama to run for office in 2020.
Obama has backed Clinton in the weeks leading up the the Tuesday night vote. In a speech following the leaked tape of Trump making derogatory comments about women, Obama put down the remarks.
“This was not just a lewd conversation,” she said according to The Independent, “This wasn’t just locker room banter. This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior.”
At another speech supporting Clinton at a Arizona rally, Obama – who had refused to refer to Trump by name by that point – explained what his remarks about the so-called rigged election really meant.
“I understand that they are trying to get you to stay home,” she said of the now-president-elect according to International Business Times. “They are trying to convince you that you’re vote doesn’t matter…They are trying to take away your hope.”
Her speech-giving skills could prove useful should she take up the many wishes on Twitter for her to head back to the White House in 2020.
Tami Roman wanted to go ahead and start the campaign.
So……we may have to start gearing up for Michelle Obama to run in 2020, can we get that campaign started now #Michelle2020
— IG: @TamiRoman (@TamiRoman) November 9, 2016
Mariah used a humorous image of reality TV star Tiffany “New York” Pollard to describe her feelings.
— Mariah (@Mariah00_) November 9, 2016
Additionally, Susan Wokoma found it funny that people were “asking a Black woman to save them from this mess.”
Meanwhile, Pearl Thusi sent up a prayer.
And @Lookinfor _G thought the first lady should have ran during this election.
Michelle Obama should've ran for president I don't mind eating whole-grain chicken wings
— 🏂 (@WHITVILLE) November 9, 2016
Still, Obama’s husband President Barack Obama told Sway in the Morning Michelle would “never run for office.”
It’s something April took notice of.
The fact that Michelle Obama 2020 is trending is just ANOTHER example of how y'all don't listen. She 👏🏾doesn't 👏🏾want👏🏾 to 👏🏾be 👏🏾president.
— April (@ReignOfApril) November 9, 2016
“She is as talented and brilliant a person as there is,” Barack told the radio show. “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 thing y’all can take to the bank.”
Ra’ifah acknowledged the president’s remarks, but still gave her support to the first lady.