Barack Obama Hopes for a ‘Million Young Obamas’ to Lead ‘Human Progress’


Former President Barack Obama said Sunday that in order for society to progress effectively, it’d be beneficial to have at least a million people like him and his wife.

Obama noted how he wants to create an online platform where young leaders can discuss ideas together.

“If I could do that effectively, then – you know – I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack or Michelle Obamas. Or, the next generation of people who could take that baton in the relay race that is human progress,” he said.

The discussion in Tokyo went over his most important post-presidential goals, specifically for the Obama Foundation.

According to The Washington Examiner, Obama said that his foundation is working to find ways to “bring people from different perspectives to start having a more civil debate and listen to each other more carefully.”

He also said that most of today’s problems are caused by “old men.”

Watch the discussion above.