On Monday, Tucker Carlson told viewers that they should not count out the possibility that Michelle Obama could end up the 2020 Democratic nominee for president.
Carlson made the comments during his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” he added that despite her insistence that she will not run, he believes she will throw her hat into the political arena.
“If you’re wondering who the Democratic nominee will be, don’t bet against Michelle Obama,” he said on Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight. “Last week, the former first lady issued a statement claiming she has no interest in being president, but there are signs that’s not true.”
Carlson would then give several examples that he says make him suspicious that Obama will run including David Axlerod’s attacks on 2020 front-runner Joe Biden, as well as former President Barack Obama’s refusal to endorse Biden in the race. Reportedly Obama had actually tried to talk Biden out of running.
“If Obama had endorsed Biden, the race would be over … Obama hasn’t endorsed Joe Biden because he doesn’t want to. Why? Maybe he’s got other plans,” he speculated. “Obama’s presidential memoir was also supposed to come out this year. Now, its release has been delayed until the middle of the Democratic primaries. In other words, at exactly the moment when Democrats will be thinking deeply about how to beat Trump, America will be talking about the Obamas. Coincidence? Maybe.”
Carlson then added, “Maybe it’s also a coincidence that Michelle Obama just released yet another book last week, one that will require her, of course, to get on the road and talk to crowds … The Democratic Party is ripping itself apart over race, and gender, and class. Michelle Obama, let’s be honest, is one of the only people who could unite its warring factions.”
Carlson also told his viewers that they should be prepared for the unexpected.
“One of the main lessons of Donald Trump’s 2016 election is that you never really know. Unexpected things happen far more often than we imagine,” he said, before playing a 2006 clip of Barack Obama, insisting he wasn’t planning on running for the Oval Office in 2008. ”
Barack Obama joined the presidential race Just months saying he had no plans to run.
Michelle Obama was voted the most admired woman in the world, her book “Becoming” was a top seller and the audio version got her an Emmy nomination. A recent poll showed that she would be the front-runner in New Hampshire.
If Michelle Obama would enter the race, she’d be joining a crowded field of 18 Democrats and she would have already missed the filing deadlines in several states.
Michelle Obama is one of the most respected and loved individuals in the country if she would join the race, she almost seems a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination.