Bill Clinton hopes for an unnamed female president, nobody is surprised

Bethan Owen Contributor
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Former President Bill Clinton expressed his hopes for a female president at a conference in China.

“I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would be a good thing for the world as well as for America,” Clinton said, according to the Telegraph.

His wife Hillary has not announced whether she will be running for the presidency in 2016, despite media and political speculation.

“I do not know if she’s going to run, and there is no such thing as a sure thing in politics,” Clinton added in regards to Hillary, calling her the ablest public servant he has ever worked with. “If that’s what she wants to do, I will support her. But if she decides for whatever reason she doesn’t, I will support that.”

When asked if he anticipated becoming a “first husband” in the future, Clinton said “I can give you an honest answer: I have no idea.”

Clinton was in Beijing for meetings with China’s President Xi Jinping and to promote his family’s philanthropic organization the Clinton Foundation.