Following his statement on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon, a reporter asked President Barack Obama if comedian Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom would be revoked in light of new sexual assault allegations.
The president reminded the group that he typically does not comment on cases where criminal or civil issues are involved. However, he did specifically address the subject of rape.
“I’ll tell you this: If you give a woman, or a man for that matter, without his or her knowledge, a drug, and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape,” Obama said. “I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.”
President Obama also added that there is “no precedent” for revoking a presidential medal.