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Michelle Obama would rather create ‘thousands of mes’ than run for president
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Michelle Obama would rather create ‘thousands of mes’ than run for president

Former first lady Michelle Obama seems to believe that her time in this life is better served in attempting to replicate thousands of copies of her in America's youth, rather than running for the highest office in the U.S.

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Michelle Obama spoke at the Klick Health's Muse event on Tuesday in New York City where she explained that her work with the Obama Foundation — and subsequent work with young leaders — has made her hopeful and "optimistic" for the future of the U.S.

The Obama Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to "inspire and empower people to change their world" through various programs and assistance.

"They're tired of watching us do the same old thing and expect different results," Obama said during the event. "So I'm optimistic about the future. There are some bright young people out there doing some amazing things."

According to Obama, the results of that work with young people is the reason that she will not run for U.S. president.

"This is why I'm not going to run for president," Obama  explained. "Because I think it's a better investment to invest in creating thousands of mes."

It's in her work with the foundation that she hopes to be the most effective, teaching young people to work their way into leadership roles.

"We don't need just one [Michelle Obama] — we need thousands and thousands," she added.

She also explained that after spending eight years in the White House alongside her husband, former President Barack Obama, she feels it's time for older leaders to step aside to allow the younger generations to usher in change.

"As an older leader, I think an important part of leadership is stepping out of the way and making room," Michelle Obama said.

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