President Barack Obama said over the weekend that women are “indisputably” better leaders than men.
Obama made the comments at a private event in Singapore, according to BBC. (RELATED: Report: The Obama Family Is Purchasing Massive Martha’s Vineyards Mansion)
“Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us,” Obama said. “I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything … living standards and outcomes.”
The former president also threw cold water on the idea that he would ever step back in to a leadership role, saying it was time for others to take charge. (RELATED: Democrats Are Trashing President Obama’s Legacy)
“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 said. “It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self importance or your own power.”
Obama has mostly remained quiet on political issues since leaving the White House in January 2017, but did actively campaign for Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.