Former President Barack Obama told attendees at a private event in Singapore that women make better leaders than men.
He admitted that women aren't perfect, but they are "pretty indisputably" better than men. "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 [men]," he said, according to the BBC.
"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," he continued.
However, he shut down the notion that he'd ever get back into the political arena. "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," he said, shooting down the idea. "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."
That doesn't mean Obama wasn't once considering speaking out about the 2020 election. The former president reportedly told his advisers privately that he "would speak up to stop" Bernie Sanders from becoming the nominee.