Obama: People Might Vote for Trump Because Hillary is a Woman


President Barack Obama, speaking at an event Sunday in New York City, said that a bias against powerful women could hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with voters in November.

“There’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president,” Obama said at the fundraiser for Clinton. “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.”

In his brief remarks, Obama touted his administration’s achievements over the past eight years, praised Clinton and blasted Republican nominee Donald Trump as unfit to be president as he has repeatedly in recent weeks. His remarks about Americans’ reluctance to support a powerful woman were among his strongest on the subject and come amid polls showing that the race is tightening.

“This should not be a close election but it will be, and the reason it will be is not because of Hillary’s flaws,” he said.

In addition to gender bias, Obama singled out the deep partisan divide as another reason for what he said is likely to be a close election. “Structurally we already have these divisions,” Obama said. “It is going to be hard to overcome those.”

Obama contrasted Trump with the two previous Republican nominees – both of whom he described as qualified to serve as president. “I couldn’t say that electing Mitt Romney would be an unmitigated disaster,” he said.

Obama described Trump as someone who “shows no interest in even gaining the rudimentary knowledge required to make really hard decisions” and whose campaign has sought to exploit the country’s worst and most divisive impulses.

“It is an infomercial. It’s a reality show,” Obama said of the Trump campaign.

The president on Sunday also pointed to recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau that showed that middle-class and poor Americans had their best year of income gains in decades as proof that his economic polices are working.

“We now have one candidate in this race who is prepared to carry on that kind of governance,” Obama said, referring to Clinton.

Sunday’s fundraiser was held at the home of Audrey and Danny Meyer, who is the chief executive of the Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes the restaurants Shake Shack and Gramercy Tavern, among others. The event drew about 65 attendees who contributed $25,000 each. The co-chairs contributed $100,000 and the chairs raised or contributed $250,000.

(c) 2016, The Washington Post · Greg Jaffe 



  1. What a full this piece isn’t news worthy.

    Any normal hard working American is voting trump.

    He understandsaid jobs and human rights. Liberties and hope.

    Trump 2016

  2. What a filthy stinking ingrate! This race baiter used the same sleazy tactic when he ran, saying the Racist United States of America would NEVER vote in a black President. Funny, how when he ran against Hillary in 08, he didn’t have such concerns about electing a woman! He and that gold digging wife of his, can’t get out of here quick enough.

  3. It is clear that Hashem has a good election for us to find a human right in humane thought. Trump is boorish and hateful to human liberty and human rights and peace. He has no conception for even knowing how to smile that G-d has a faith you can have in America.

    On the other hand, a woman is running for the highest office and as any fearful population has been over eons of years, we are faced with an election of the boorish hate elite against the womanhood of a human being who has done well with commerce, human concept and human value.

    The answer is clear, this is an election to show the world that we can have faith in G-d and elect a female to the highest office. Germany, Brazil, India, Myanmar and Argentina to name a few have elected women. Some have worked out well better than others. Margaret Thatcher is one of the best we have known.

    Hillary can do the job. We must be intelligent Americans and aim for humor and good spirit. A Trump fate is not Civil Rights and not Human Voice.

    The rights for our faith are clear. Its time to do the best to change a world concept that a woman can not serve in the highest office of the best nation on earth. If we are good, we pass this up and never hear any more concerns about glass ceilings and men only work places.

    Its a share the good will future. A vote for Hillary is fun and she will be the best we have today.

    So despite any concept that Trump “understands human rights” as above, we must find our rights in this conceptual culture so that hate does not dominate the marketplace and Israel has rights.

    It starts with a good president. Hillary can do the job.

    Neshama America!

      • It takes a right message to get a very angry response. Each time I hit it, I know you perhaps who keep the comments coming must be a good reader missing the message from our Torah. Still, you can question your own hashkafah. It is not likely that your angry assault against a liberty of humor and faith is humane by our Torah values. Still, I defer that the bible I read is very kosher indeed.

        Trade war huh?

        • Hillary Is a good candidate according for Jewish values? What about don’t steal, don’t lie, and her husband’s obviously assur activities? What about the thousands of refugees she wants to let in? (Need I remind you that just this weekend a Muslim immigrant just planted several bombs and shot at cops, and another Muslim stabbed ten people at a mall?) What about the bribes she’s taken through the Clinton foundation? Not to mention she is pro abortion and toeva rights. But it’s ok, vote for her, because trump says mean things.

  4. It didn’t stop people for voting for Obama, despite his race. Obama was touting his achievements? That seems like that’s the only thing this administration does consistently. Anyway, what achievements? The deal with Iran, healthcare, cops getting shot, etc. ? Seems more like disasters to me. To paraphrase Thomas Sowell, this Obama is all form and no content. Worst president ever. People should never vote based on race or gender. And Sowell is a black economist.

  5. personally, I might vote for trump because of kellyanne Conway! It’s amazing to see how society’s downfall is from such silly issues.

    • Kellyanne Conway is the slag soul without a faith in G-d. Enjoy.

      She is the woman with the most illicit style of any value we have seen in the market this whole year. I defer her values are true to none other than the Trump bar of gold she wants to put in her queer mind.

      Its very unfortunate, but we have seen her before and we always avoid the wicked.

      Never Again.

      • I just meant that it makes just as much sense- cause she’s a woman. I’m aware it’s not the same thing but voting for a gender/ race is absolutely insane. We’re talking about the leader of the free world who will have his hands on nuclear weapons, etc. See above comment quoting from Thomas Sowell.

  6. Bombs are going off all over the place and Americans are being stabbed in malls and the idiot Hillary wants to bring a million more Syrians into America. This woman might as well run as the ISIS party leader.

  7. There is a reason we’ve had female SCOTUS members and secretary of states. That we haven’t had a female president till now is because she’s the first to have run. I didn’t vote for Mr. Obama either time, but found a way to watch his first inauguration. It was very meaningful. Clinton as the first woman president wouldn’t have meaning.