Former President Clinton said he hopes there will be a female president in his lifetime — but is unsure if he will ever be a “first man.”

Clinton on Monday told a Chinese audience that a female president would be good for the United States.

His wife, Hillary Clinton, is considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2016 if she decides to run.

“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,” Bill Clinton said, according to Agence France-Presse.

Clinton said, however, he does not know yet if his wife will run. Hillary Clinton has said she would not start to seriously consider a run until sometime next year, but a number of Democratic lawmakers have preemptively endorsed her or encouraged her to run.

“But I do not know if she’s going to run, and there is no such thing as a ‘sure thing’ in politics,” he said.

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