Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy received an immediate fact check after expressing an outlandish prediction about former First Lady Michelle Obama.
On Friday’s episode of “The Five,” Campos-Duffy stated that Obama will run for president in 2024 against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
“Well, I’ve been saying for a long time, I think that Biden’s not gonna make it to the end and that Michelle Obama will be brought in,” said Campos-Duffy, who was on MTV’s “Real World” before her Fox News gig.
“After all, the Obamas are pretty much running this administration,” she added, pushing the right-wing claim that President Joe Biden is not really in control.
However, co-host Jessica Tarlov instantly dismissed Campos-Duffy’s idea that Obama runs for president on the Democratic ticket.
“Michelle Obama is not running for anything,” Tarlov pointed out in a video shared online by Mediaite. “Just wait, just wait,” responded Campos-Duffy.
In 2020, Biden said he’d choose Obama “in a heartbeat” if she agreed to run for vice president. However, she has frequently said that she would not seek office.
“You don’t have to be president of the United States to do wonderful, marvelous things,” she said in 2016. In 2017, Obama said “politics is tough” and “hard on a family.”
“I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family,” she added at the time. Obama’s years-long denials appear to have had little effect on Campos-Duffy. She made the same prediction earlier this month too: