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Michelle Obama on How She and Barack Plan to Stay ‘Involved Forever’ in Politics

The former first lady laid bare her plans for the future

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In an interview with “Today” show host Jenna Bush Hager, former first lady Michelle Obama said she and her husband, Barack Obama, have one way in which they plan to be involved in politics “forever.”

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The interview, conducted in Vietnam where the two women are promoting girls’ education, began with Mrs. Obama’s revelation that she and the former president were waiting to see who won the Democrat primary before offering their support.

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“When it comes to the candidate, we have to wait and see who’s the victor and then part of it is waiting to see, do they want our help?” she said.

“Do they want my help? … I’ll wait to be asked.”

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Considering President Donald Trump’s stunning victory in 2016 was a rebuke of a perceived third Obama term under Hillary Clinton — whoever wins the primary might want to think twice before enlisting the help of the Obamas, in our view.

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Should the chosen Democrat not want the Obamas involved, the former first couple have another means to “be involved forever,” a frightening prospect for America.

And that would be encouraging people to vote.

“One of the biggest ways I think I can help is to make sure that people understand the importance of voting and the power of voting in a democracy,” Obama disclosed.

“That’s one way that we will be involved forever.”

Getting out the vote may be a worthy endeavor, but when it comes to Democrats, our view is that it would also likely involve the votes of felons and illegal aliens, among others.

Calls impeachment ‘surreal.’ When asked to weigh in on the subject of Democrat efforts to impeach President Trump, Mrs. Obama would only describe the entire ordeal as “surreal.”

“It’s surreal. I don’t think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh, yeah,” she conveyed.

“We’ve seen tough times in this country,” Mrs. Obama added.

“You know we’ve gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks, and we’ve gone through Jim Crow, and we’ve always come out stronger.”

It’s almost a sure bet that she’s not simply comparing the divisive impeachment process to those events, but very likely equating the president’s time in office to those very difficult times.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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