Some observers have long suggested that former First Lady Michelle Obama could be a prime contender for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. However, Obama was recently in the news for a different reason.
According to The Hill, the former first lady recently recounted the story about how she got her daughters to back down from getting tattoos.
Obama threatened “to get exactly the same” tattoo as daughters
Obama’s tattoo comments came this past Tuesday as she made an appearance on NBC’s “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
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“We used to threaten our kids,” Obama said to host Kelly Clarkson, stating, “If you get a tattoo, we’re going to get exactly the same kind, and show it on TikTok or whatever.”
“Take the cool away,” the former first lady laughed, adding, “We’re going to make it so uncool. Barack Obama is going to have a heart on his shoulder.”
“My generation, tattoos meant something totally different,” Obama stressed before acknowledging that her feelings on the issue have since softened.
“It shouldn’t be politicized,” the former first lady insisted. “Most kids who are wearing tattoos, piercings, they’ve got long nails. Their value system is about individuality.”
“I’m grateful to this generation that’s owning every part of themselves,” she declared. “We need to create a broader definition of who’s American, who counts, what beauty is.”
Former Trump official warns that Obama would be “very formidable”
While Obama has consistently denied that she has any intention of running for political office, many conservatives remain uneasy about the prospect.
One of them is former Trump administration official Monica Crowley, who warned earlier this year that a presidential run by Obama would represent the “worst case scenario.”
Crowley told Fox News host Jesse Watters in July that attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) “audibly gasped” when she brought up Obama’s name.
“And I was all, ‘don’t shoot the messenger,’ because my message is, look, it doesn’t do Republicans any good to live in fantasy land or denial and not consider the worst case scenario for them in 2024,” Crowley explained.
“She is very formidable,” the former Treasury Department figure pointed out. “She remains very popular. She has the entire Obama machine behind her. She’s immune to criticism.”