Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has a bombshell prediction for the 2020 race — Michelle Obama is going to announce her candidacy soon.
None of the current 24 Democratic presidential hopefuls can beat President Donald Trump, Limbaugh said, and the weak field has former First Lady Michelle Obama strongly considering running for president in 2020.
While speaking on his show, Limbaugh said the former first lady is looking at running an unconventional campaign with a “twist.”
Rather than duke it out for a year in the Democratic debates, Rush argues that Michelle Obama will announce a presidential run when the primaries are wrapping up early next year.
“Don’t be surprised if she gets in the Democrat presidential primary race after the primaries. Don’t be surprised. I think the Obamas are looking at this as, ‘The primaries? That’s beneath us. We’re not gonna enter the primaries,'” Limbaugh began.
“They’ll let these people fight it out, spend all their money, and then when it looks like none of them has a chance of beating Trump, here comes Michelle Obama at the latter moments of the campaign to jump into the fray and save the day for the Democrat Party,” Limbaugh added.
Rush added: “Do not be surprised if this happens. Headline, New York Daily News: ’Michelle Obama Is ‘Most Admired’ Woman in the World, New Poll Says — According to a recent YouGov.com poll, which surveyed 42,000 people in 41 countries, the former First Lady topped the list as the ‘Most Admired Woman in the World.”
His theory is that the Democrats will beat each other up so badly that none are left standing and in good shape to take on Trump in the general election.
So Michelle Obama’s plan, according to Limbaugh, is to sit back, quietly build her team behind the scenes, and then throw her hat in the ring at the last minute and position herself as the “savior” who is there to take down the president.
“They’re gonna let these people eat each other up and spit each other out, beat each other up because this is gonna happen. In order to survive this, they’re gonna have to tear down their opponents, and that is gonna cause damage,” Limbaugh added.
“And after enough of that happens, the Obamas will survey the landscape, they will not pull the trigger and get in if they don’t think it is a lock that she would win. The last thing the Obamas can afford is for Michelle to get in there and not win,” he added.
Limbaugh also thinks that Michelle Obama is being pressured by her husband, former President Barack Obama.
Given Trump has spent nearly the past three years dismantling Obama’s “legacy” and the things he put into place, Rush thinks the former president is ticked off about this.
And he should be. Who wouldn’t be mad that someone undid most of what you did for eight years?
Even if it was detrimental to America, Obama still thinks he was a great president.
Limbaugh argues the former first lady will run because she wants to preserve as much of her husband’s failed legacy as possible.
Trump’s already destroyed and reversed many of the horrific things Obama did while in office.
With a second term in office, which is more than likely based on polling, Trump could erase just about all of Obama’s “legacy.”
Martin Walsh is an editor for I Love My Freedom and a contributor for The American Mirror and The Horn News. His work has been featured in various conservative media outlets, such as LifeZette, Independent Journal, and Media Equalizer.