Rumors have been swirling that Michelle Obama could swoop in and replace President Joe Biden as the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee. But former President Donald Trump isn’t falling for it. According to The Hill, Trump doesn’t see that happening, and he’s usually pretty spot-on with these things.
In a recent interview, Trump expressed doubt that Biden would even make it through the starting gate for the 2024 race. He didn’t hold back in criticizing Biden, calling him the “most incompetent” and “most corrupt” president in U.S. history. Ouch! Trump also dismissed the idea of Vice President Kamala Harris getting the nomination handed to her on a silver platter. He said there would be a fight, and Harris would have to earn it.
The former president wasn’t convinced about Michelle Obama, either. When asked if he thought she would replace Biden, Trump gave a resounding “no.” However, when the possibility of California Gov. Gavin Newsom was mentioned, Trump conceded that it could happen. It seems like Newsom might have his sights set on the nomination, and Trump sees him as a real contender.
BREAKING: Michelle Obama is said to be preparing to announce a 2024 run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. Barack Obama REFUSED to answer the question after being asked point blank if she is running for President today in Beverly Hills. She has been vacationing… pic.twitter.com/91xImaGsMB
— The Trumpertarian (@Libertarians4DT) October 2, 2023
It’s interesting to note that Trump’s take on Michelle Obama differs from some other prominent Republicans. Sen. Ted Cruz has speculated that the Democratic Party could oust Biden and parachute in Michelle Obama as a replacement. Cruz thinks the Democrats might use their superdelegates to make the unprecedented move. But hey, it’s just Ted Cruz’s opinion; Trump doesn’t seem to buy into that scenario.
Cruz also suggested that a free-for-all could ensue if Biden is ousted, with up to 10 potential candidates battling it out. This includes Harris, Newsom, Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. However, Cruz thinks Michelle Obama has the potential to rise above them all and avoid a messy internal fight. But let’s be real, Michelle has made it clear she’s not eager to run for president.
All in all, it seems like the rumors about Michelle Obama replacing Biden have more bark than bite. Trump doesn’t buy it, and let’s face it, he’s an expert in not buying things. It looks like the 2024 Democratic nomination race could be a wild and unpredictable one, but Michelle Obama doesn’t seem to be the wildcard everyone is making her out to be.