President Obama: ‘There’s a Reason Why We Haven’t Had a Woman President’

September 20, 2016 Updated: September 20, 2016
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Speaking at a New York fundraiser, President Barack Obama implied that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers are lagging because of sexism.

“There’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president; that we as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women,” Obama said. “And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly, and that expresses itself in all sorts of ways.”

He also slammed her opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“It’s an infomercial. It’s a reality show,” Obama said of Trump, reiterating statements he’s made in the past about the Manhattan businessman. “This guy is not qualified to be president.”

Obama delivered the remarks at a fundraiser located at the home of Audrey and Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City. The 65 attendees paid about $25,000, according to CNN. The co-chairs and chairs contributed or raised $100,000 or $250,000, respectively.

It comes days after Obama made a plea to black voters while speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus gala in Washington, D.C.

He said if black voters don’t turn out to vote for Clinton, it would be tantamount to a “personal insult” against¬†his legacy.

“My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot,” he said on Saturday night. “Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot.”