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Barack Obama Won't Serve In Joe Biden's Cabinet As He Says Michelle Would 'Leave Him'

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Barack Obama Won't Serve In Joe Biden's Cabinet As He Says Michelle Would 'Leave Him'

Joe Biden is gearing up to take over the White House in January of next year, after he was declared the projected winner of the 2020 US Election.

Naturally, everyone is wondering who will be picked to be in the cabinet - and plenty have wondered whether former President Barack Obama will be tapped for any official role, especially since Biden served as his Vice President for eight years.

However, don't expect that to happen any time soon.

Obama has said in an interview with CBS News that he won't be looking to join the cabinet and added that there would be some pretty big repercussions if he did.

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The former US President said: "He [Biden] doesn't need my advice. And I will help him in any ways that I can. But now, you know, I'm not planning to suddenly work on the White House staff or something."

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When interviewer Gayle King asked whether he would want a cabinet role, Obama replied: "There are probably some things I would not be doing, 'cause Michelle would leave me. She'd be like, 'What? You're doin' what?'"

So you can rule that out for now.

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Obama says he's busy at the moment running a charitable foundation, designing his presidential library in Chicago, and producing content for Netflix with Michelle.

In the same interview, he was asked about incumbent president Donald Trump's behaviour since the election was called.

Trump has been very vocal about his opposition to the result and has refused to concede defeat to Biden, despite the Democratic candidate winning 290 electoral college votes - 20 more than the 270 necessary to win the White House.

Trump did admit Biden had won in a tweet over the weekend, but qualified this with accusations that the election was 'rigged'.

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When asked about the situation, Obama said: "That has been disappointing. But it's been sort of par for the course during these four years. They [Republicans] obviously didn't think there was any fraud going on, 'cause they didn't say anything for the first two days.

"But there's damage to this, because what happens is that the peaceful transfer of power, the notion that any of us who attain an elected office - whether it's dogcatcher or president - are servants of the people. It's a temporary job.

"We're not above the rules. We're not above the law. That's the essence of our democracy."

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Topics: News, US Election, US News, Barack Obama

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