GMA: Michelle Obama Talks Midterms, 2020 & More

Michelle Obama on GMA

With the release of her new book, Becoming, Michelle Obama has begun the arduous-yet-necessary book tour.

Sitting down with Robin Roberts for Good Morning America today, Michelle was asked a range of questions relating to topics in the new memoir.

Roberts also asked which potential presidential candidates she’s watching for 2020?

Via Good Morning America:

“I think at this point everybody is qualified and everybody should run,” she said. “I might even tap Sasha.”

When asked if her joke was in reference to President Donald Trump, Obama clarified her response, adding, “Where I am right now is that anybody who feels the passion to get in this race, we need them in there.”

“I hope we have a lot of great candidates who get in there and treat each other respectfully,” she said. “That’s the thing I’m going to be looking for personally.”

“I don’t want people on either party tearing each other up in the process of getting to the nomination,” Obama added. “I’m going to be looking closely at who handles themselves and each other with dignity and respect so that by the time people get to the general people aren’t beat up and battered.”

Having written about the gracious advice former First Lady Laura Bush offered to her in 2008, Michelle made a similar gesture to Melania Trump.

But, did Melania ever ask for any insight or advice for handling the position of First Lady?

“No. She hasn’t.”

Michelle also expressed gratitude for the support former First Children gave to Malia and Sasha.

When asked what she hopes people take away from Becoming, Michelle answered, “That all of our stories matter.”

“We feel somehow that our stories don’t matter and that’s because we hear so few stories. The stories of what it means to be human, what it means to be American, those stories are limited,” she said. “I want people to be as proud of their stories as I am of mine because I believe my story is a quintessential American story, as is all of our stories.”

Positive, uplifting and luminous as always.

Watch the segment below.

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