Michelle Obama Says She Does Not Want To Run For President-Again

Mae Love
May 8, 2018

The former first lady asked, to rousing cheers from the audience.

"I wish that girls could fail as bad as men do and be okay, because let me tell you, watching men fail up, it is frustrating", Obama said, "and we hold ourselves to these insane, crazy standards".

When the most qualified person running was a woman and look what we did instead.

"I wish that girls could fail as bad as men do and be OK", she said.

"I wish that girls could fail as bad as men do and be okay, because let me tell you, watching men fail up, it is frustrating to see a lot of men blow it and win", Obama said, adding that girls are still "taught to be flawless". It's frustrating to see a lot of men blow it and win. "We hold ourselves to these insane, crazy standards, and we hold each other to these standards".

This photograph of Melania Trump was taken during the official visit to Washington D.C. of French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte on 24 April 2018.

During the 2018 conference, former (and forever) First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Tracee Ellis Ross to discuss motherhood, womanhood and remaining hopeful in today's political climate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and faces eight to 10 years in prison, plus a maximum $300,000 fine when he is sentenced in June.

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America choose the unqualified Man over the qualified Woman, Why?

For the record, former President Obama's right hand woman, Valerie Jarrett, was on hand.

"We still didn't get "Yes, we can" right", she said, referencing her husband's famous 2008 slogan. And that's not a criticism, because for so many of us just getting to the table was so hard, right?

"I try to be open with my girls and also help them practice their voice because if they're not practicing with us, with me and with Barack at our dinner table, if they aren't learning how to make arguments and express themselves".

"You can't whisper magical thoughts in your daughter's ear and go into a workplace where you tolerate [this] existence", she continued. "I'm proud of what I hear from young girls, but I think something happens when they get to that stage where you're supposed to be married and have kids". "I think more about what's going on in our heads where we let that happen".

"She would include you in big grown up conversations", Obama told the crowd at the Shrine auditorium. "And so men have to understand things don't just work out for your little precious pea".

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