Michelle Obama declines opportunity to endorse Biden 2024, says ‘I will have to see’

Former first lady Michelle Obama declined to endorse a potential re-election bid for President Joe Biden, though she did appear to approve of the job he has done thus far, The Hill reported.

The non-endorsement from Obama comes as multiple polls have consistently shown that a substantial portion of the Democratic Party would prefer somebody other than Biden to be their presidential nominee in 2024.

Biden doing a “great job”

The former first lady recently sat down for an interview with “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts to promote her new book, “The Light We Carry,” and discuss a variety of things, including President Biden, for an ABC News “20/20” special.

“I think he’s doing a great job. This is a hard job,” Obama said when asked how Biden was doing. “The one thing about being president, is it’s probably the only job that few people know what it feels like to do it but everybody thinks they know how to do it.”

“But it’s a tough job and I think he’s doing the best he can under some tough circumstances,” she added.

“I will have to see” about Biden 2024

Roberts asked Obama if she hoped Biden would run again for a second term in 2024, but the former first lady replied, “You know, I — I — I will have to see.”

“The reason I don’t speak on that is because I know what it feels like to be on the other side of it, and I think that that’s a personal decision that he and his family have to make,” she continued.

“Probably, if I hadn’t been through it, I would feel more cavalier about opining on it, but I know it’s a personal call, and I don’t want to be one of the millions of people weighing in on what he should do, he and Jill should do,” Obama added in reference to first lady Jill Biden.

Not interested in running

The New York Post reported that a number of polls have revealed that a majority of Democrats don’t want President Biden to run again and would rather that somebody else be the party’s standard bearer going forward.

The former first lady herself has often been included as a potential replacement nominee for 2024 instead of Biden, and the odds are good that Obama would enjoy immense public and media support if she were to be a candidate.

However, just as often as her name has been floated in such regard, Obama has routinely dismissed the idea and has made it clear that she has no interest in the presidential job whatsoever.