Michelle Obama sets the record straight on running for president


US First Lady Michelle Obama listens to a question as she meets with children of Executive Office employees in the East Room on April 26, 2012 in Washington, DC, during the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.



Michelle Obama said she would "absolutely not" run for president after her husband leaves office.

The First Lady made the comments at the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, ABC News reported.

This is in sharp contrast to Hillary Clinton who ran against President Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic nomination and is now Secretary of State.

Michelle Obama’s popularity with voters is currently higher than the president's, ABC wrote.

The First Lady added that being president is “a really hard job” and first lady is “the better job.”

The Hill reported that when asked what she would change about being in the White House, she said she would like to "sneak around a little bit more."

““One fantasy I have... is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking," said Obama. "Just go right over there and go into some shops, and stop and have some ice cream and—yeah, go shopping.”

Obama has been photographed on such shopping expeditions including one at a Target in Alexandria, Va., last year.

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