Former President Barack Obama said in a recent speech that he believes women “indisputably” make for better leaders than men, and that there would be a “significant improvement across the board” if men would get “out of the way,” USA Today reports.
The comments were made at a speech in Singapore for the Obama Foundation, and was traveling with his wife Michelle. He expanded by saying “I’m absolutely confident that for two years, if every nation on Earth was run by women, you could see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything.”
He was eventually asked if he would consider returning to politics in some capacity, and said he would not do so, since he believes that “if you look at the world and look at the problems, it’s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way.”
Obama has previously complained about the presence of men in politics, saying just before the 2018 elections that “men have been getting on my nerves lately,” and that women should “get more involved.”