Michelle Obama withholds endorsement of Biden 2024 presidential bid

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Former first lady Michelle Obama studies her ballot as she casts her ballot at an early vote venue Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Michelle Obama withholds endorsement of Biden 2024 presidential bid

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Michelle Obama is not endorsing President Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential election, at least not right now.

When the former first lady was asked if she would support her husband’s former running mate for reelection, she declined to say while speaking with Robin Roberts on ABC News’s 20/20.

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“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,” Obama said. “Probably, if I hadn’t been through it, I’d 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.”

While Obama did not say whether she would back a Biden 2024 run, she did commend the president for his job performance.

“I think he’s doing a great job. This is a hard job,” Obama said. “I think that he’s doing the best he can under some tough circumstances.”

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In the 2020 Democratic primaries, Biden did not receive the endorsement from either of the Obamas until after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had dropped out of the race.

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