Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) is warning that Michelle Obama might be preparing to throw her hat in the ring for the 2024 presidential election.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, Gingrich addressed the departure of Joe Biden’s domestic policy adviser Susan Rice just one day before Biden announced his bid for reelection.
“Do you believe that Susan Rice leaves the White House the day before Biden makes this [re-election] announcement is a coincidence?” Bartiromo asked Gingrich. “I mean, I feel that this is very significant. I don’t know if she’s going to be managing someone else’s campaign, if she’s going to run to challenge Biden. What do you think is going on here? But clearly, Democrats are divided over Biden’s re-election bid.”
Speaking on Rice’s departure from the Biden administration, Gingrich said, “I think she just didn’t want to be part of a Biden reelection.”
Turning his attention toward Michelle Obama as a potential Democrat opponent for Joe Biden, Gingrich addressed her recent high-profile appearances with celebrity figures.
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Although Obama has previously denied having plans to run for president, her name has been thrown around a lot when discussing a potential challenger for Biden.
“I was very struck when Mark Halperin and his Wide World of News ran the video of Michelle Obama onstage with Bruce Springsteen, uh, she’s playing a tambourine,” said Gingrich. “She recently had nine thousand people at an event with Oprah in Los Angeles.”
“I think Republicans had better pay significant attention to Michelle Obama,” Gingrich advised. “I hadn’t believed that until I saw her onstage with Bruce Springsteen. I thought, you know, this is not a person who’s hiding.”
“So, it’s conceivable that Susan Rice and others are beginning to say they’re not gonna be part of some kamikaze reelection campaign with a guy who can’t remember what he did yesterday,” he added.
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— ZZZ (@AskMeLaterOn) May 1, 2023