Former president Barack Obama said Wednesday that his upcoming Netflix shows are “training the next generation of leaders” at a conference in Las Vegas.
Business Insider reports that Obama hopes his show “will help people see and better understand one another and ultimately help us move past the divisive political discourse that has mired Washington for so long.”
“I continue to believe that if we are hearing each other’s stories and recognizing ourselves in each other, then our democracy works,” Obama also said.
“That’s what we hope to be a voice to, through Netflix and through my foundation, where we’re identifying and training the next generation of leaders here in the United States and around the world. So they can start sharing their stories and cooperating.” (RELATED: Obama Whines About Trump’s America — ‘I Worry When Our Values Are Not Being Upheld’)