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Obama Addresses Cosby’s Medal of Freedom, Allegations: ‘No Tolerance for Rape’

obamaDuring his lengthy Iran presser today, President Obama ended up fielding a question on Bill Cosby and whether he as president would revoke Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, given to Cosby back in 2002.

There’s a petition on the White House website now with almost 90,000 signatures (100,000 is needed to get a White House response) to get the medal revoked.

Obama said there’s no precedent for doing such a thing and that “we don’t have that mechanism.”

That being said, the president had a lot to say about Cosby and the allegations surrounding him:

“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. And I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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