Barack Obama is more than willing to help out Joe Biden with whatever he may need during his administration. However, his wife, Michelle, comes first so he’ll have to get her approval if he doesn’t want her to leave him!
During an interview with CBS Sunday Morning’s Gayle King, the former POTUS was asked about his plans to maybe join President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet.
In response, he joked that he is ‘not planning to suddenly work on the White House staff,’ going on to explain that ‘There are probably some things I would not be doing, because Michelle would leave me.’ She’d be like, ‘What? You’re doing what?’’
As it turns out, the former First Lady wishes that they would be done with politics and Barack mentioned this earlier on in the interview.
‘I am mindful of the sacrifices she had made, but the good news is that for whatever reason, she has forgiven me – sort of. She still reminds me, occasionally, of what she put up with. When the presidency was over … she was able to let go of some of the stress of feeling as if, ‘I’ve got to get everything right all the time,’’ he explained.
He added that Michelle had been seemingly holding a breath for nearly a decade and was finally able to let it out when his presidency came to an end.
But while he may not be planning to hold political office again, Barack Obama did hit the campaign trail for Joe Biden, supporting him and dragging Donald Trump, especially for how he’d dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘It wasn’t personal. The truth is everything I said, I was just stating facts. It is not my preference to be out there. I think we were in a circumstance in this election in which certain norms, certain institutional values that are so extraordinarily important, had been breached — that it was important for me, as somebody who had served in that office, to simply let people know, ‘This is not normal,’ Barack said about this.