WASHINGTON, U.S. - U.S. President Barack Obama is a worried man and with merely seven days left for the all-imminent U.S. Presidential Elections, the President shared his fears and worries for ...
• Obama shared his fears in a Halloween themed TBS interview with Samantha Bee
• Obama claimed that there was a gender bias in politics
• Malia Obama has already cast her vote, he revealed
WASHINGTON, U.S. - U.S. President Barack Obama is a worried man and with merely seven days left for the all-imminent U.S. Presidential Elections, the President shared his fears and worries for the future of the country in a televised interview - on a day, that brings out the element of fear in even the strongest of the strong.
In a Halloween themed TBS interview by Samantha Bee, Obama claimed that Clinton might be misjudged if she makes it to the White House, and fears that critics, because of her gender, might call her overly emotional.
To lighten the mood, Samantha Bee questioned the President, “If and when Hillary is president, what do you think will be the female equivalent of 'you weren't born in this country?”
Obama acknowledged the false accusations made against him by Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump - who had infamously stated that Obama might not have been born in the U.S., and answered Bee, saying, “I think the equivalent will be ‘she’s tired, she’s moody, she’s being emotional.”
Obama pointed out that the shortcoming in politics is that men are praised when they are determined and women are not.
He said, “There's something about her. When men are ambitious, it's just taken for granted. Well of course, they should be ambitious. When women are ambitious, why? That theme, I think, will continue throughout her presidency and it's contributed to this notion that somehow, she is hiding something.”
As the interview proceeded, Bee asked him about what struck more of a nerve to him - Republicans trying to stop people from voting, or young people choosing not to - Obama responded with the latter.
He added, “Young people have a bigger stake in this election than anybody. I would hope that you’d be willing to take about the same amount of time that you spend looking through cat videos on your phone to make sure that democracy’s working.”
He went on to say that his 18-year-old daughter, Malia had already cast her vote.
Obama stated, “The pride that she took, I think, in casting her ballot, is a pride that I think a lot of young people feel, but, you got to talk to them about the things that they care about.”
When Bee asked him to narrate a “spooky story about what happens if people don’t vote” Obama was quick in his quirky response - “Donald Trump could be president.”
He added, “The reason I’m here is not just to celebrate Halloween with you, but it is actually because I want to let first time voters (know) why it is so important to vote. This is probably the most important election of our lifetimes. The choices could not be clearer. And if we want to build on progress on issues like climate change and gender equality and making sure everybody has health care and making sure young people have a good education and can afford college, they’ve got to make sure their voices are heard.”