President Barack Obama, the first African American president of the United States, suggests that the American people are still uncomfortable with powerful women. The president, speaking at a fundraiser for the Clinton campaign, addressed donors and told them why he thinks America has yet to elect a female president.
“We as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women. And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly,” stated Obama.
The speech by Obama comes as national polls show a close race with Trump narrowing the gap between himself and Clinton. The president further suggested that the United States is a polarized society.
Obama, an avid Clinton supporter, believes the general election will be a close race. The president has also stressed Trump’s lack of experience in the political field. He compared Trump to his race against John McCain. He stated, “I couldn’t say that he was not qualified to be president of the United States,” speaking of McCain.
Trump’s lack of political experience has come under question by Democrats. The billionaire’s temper and oftentimes questionable statements have caused concerns for some voters who are unsure if Trump is fit to be president.