Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the United States, leaving a lot of people skeptical about the way forward. Amid speculation over the steps that the Republican will take after taking the oath, there is a significant part of the social media that is already rallying behind the present first lady Michelle Obama to run for elections in 2020.
Obama has been open with her criticism toward the construction mogul and his stand on various issues, and campaigned for his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, during the run-up to the election Tuesday. At one such rally, she called Trump out by saying: “This is not normal. This is not politics as usual.”
A strong voice for women, she insisted that “strong men don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.”
Many, who saw their hopes of seeing the country’s first female president come crashing down with Clinton’s defeat, have now begun a social media campaign endorsing Obama to make a bid for president in the next election —scheduled for 2020.
Twitter has been abuzz with such declarations and the hashtag #Michelle2020 is trending with people asking President Barack Obama’s wife to take on the mantle as apprehensions around Trump’s presidency take ground.
The Obamas will be leaving the White House in January after serving the country for eight years. With the president not allowed to stand for election any more times constitutionally, his wife is being looked upon as a suitable candidate. However, there has been no official comment and the matter is entirely speculatory.