While speaking at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in New York on Sunday, President Obama said that the United States has yet to elect a woman president because American society is uncomfortable with powerful women.
“There’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president,” he said, according to Reuters. “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. And that expresses itself in all sorts of ways.”
Obama endorsed Clinton’s presidential bid earlier this summer.
During the fundraiser, the president also noted that the current election “should not be close,” but will be. “And the reason it will be is not because of Hillary’s flaws, but rather because, structurally, we’ve become a very polarized society,” he said.
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