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Open to induct Michelle Obama in the cabinet: Hillary Clinton

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, on 1 November, said she is open to having First Lady Michelle Obama in her Cabinet if she wins the 8 November polls.

"She's made it pretty clear she wants to focus on important issues like girls' education around the world - she and I actually talked about it when we were together in Winston-Salem - and I want to be the best partner I can be for whenever she wants to do be involved in government again," Clinton told ExtraTv.

"I think she wants to take a break from it, but if she ever wants to do anything like that, I would be the number-one person," Clinton said responding to a question on having the First Lady in her Cabinet.

If elected in the 8 November general elections, Clinton will be the first women president of the United States.

In the last phase of the campaign, Michelle Obama emerged a top surrogate for her, drawing large crowds in her rallies.

"Well, I don't know how anybody could have done what she's done for the last eight years with more grace and more of a sense of purpose but inclusivity...She is such a hugger...We appeared a few days ago together," Clinton said.

"She's been an exemplary first lady, and I know how hard that job is... So I feel so close to her and I'm so appreciative of all the help she's giving me, all the confidence and courage, because it's hard," the 69-year-old former secretary of state said.


First published: 1 November 2016, 1:10 IST