Barack Obama has ruled out the prospect of joining Joe Biden‘s cabinet when he takes office in January, joking that his wife Michelle “would leave me” if he did accept a position.
Speculation over Obama’s possible role in Biden’s administration had been mounting in recent weeks, but the 44th US President — who appointed Biden as his Vice-President from 2009 to 2017 — has said that he will not be joining Biden’s cabinet when the latter becomes president early next year.
“He doesn’t need my advice, and I will help him in any ways that I can,” Obama told CBS’ Sunday Morning in a new interview. “Now, I’m not planning to suddenly work on the White House staff or something.”
Asked if he would consider taking a cabinet position should Biden make an offer, Obama joked: “There are some things I would not be doing because Michelle would leave me!
“She’d be like: ‘What? You’re doing what?!’”
Obama will publish his latest memoir, A Promised Land, tomorrow (November 17).