Obama: we need to elect more women because 'men are having problems'

05 December, 2017, 02:39 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Former U.S. president Barack Obama speaks at a conference during his first visit to France since he left the White House on Dec. 2 2017

Barack Obama thinks it's time for more women to take office.

Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of USA leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said Monday (Dec 4).

Obama laments lack of US climate leadership in Paris
Obama: we need to elect more women because 'men are having problems'

Former US president Barack Obama on Saturday took a new swipe at his successor Donald Trump over the Paris climate accord at a meeting with business leaders in the French capital.

Obama also met Saturday with France's former president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

"Not to generalize, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly due to their socialization", he said. Obama said, pointing to a need for change.

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It comes after Obama advised Trump about social media when speaking in India last week, following Trump's retweeting of far-right group Britain First.

Obama observed he often saw people "getting in trouble" after sending out a tweet and warned others to be careful, HuffPo reports. Though the USA may be the only country that opposes the accord, Obama assured the audience that plenty of measures are being taken by state and local governments, as well as corporations, to combat the issue.

It was a thinly veiled shot at President Trump who, earlier this year, removed the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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