Bill Clinton says he hopes for 'a woman president in my lifetime'

Former president Bill Clinton says he does not know if his wife will mount another bid for the White House but that he will support any decision she makes about 2016.

"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," Clinton told a Chinese audience in Beijing when asked about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s possible run, adding “But I do not know if she's going to run, and there is no such thing as a sure thing in politics."

The former president said he has “no idea” whether or not he will become a "First Husband" but that both he and his wife “still feel young and we still feel healthy." 

"If that's what she wants to do, I will support her," he said of a White House bid. "But if she decides for whatever reason she doesn't, I will support that."

The comments were reported by Agence France-Presse. 

The former president spoke at a conference organized by financial magazine Caijing.

Hillary Clinton has said it is too early to decide about her political future, but supporters have already built a wide network to draft her into the race and aid in fundraising.