President Barack Obama wants male voters to think long and hard about possible biases they might have against Hillary Clinton.
Obama spoke at a Clinton rally in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday and suggested that there might be some inherent sexism in some men who aren't voting for Clinton.
"To the guys out there, I want to be honest," Obama said. "You know, there's a reason we haven't had a woman president before."
He then used the argument that if a man were ambitious like Clinton, he might not face the amount of blowback she's faced due to continuing sexist attitudes about men and women.
"I want every man out there who's voting to kinda look inside yourself and ask yourself, if you're having problems with this stuff, how much of it is that we're just not used to it?" he stated. "When a guy is ambitious and out in the public arena and working hard, well that's okay. But when a woman suddenly does it, suddenly you're all like, well, why's she doing that?"
Beyond what some critics have called "playing the woman card," Obama also argued that Clinton is simply more qualified and experienced to be president than her opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump.
"She is so much better qualified than the other guy," he said, not using Trump's name. "She has conducted herself so much better in public life than the other guy."
Speaking on Trump, Obama noted that being President of the United States only serves to "amplify" and "magnify" who you are as a person, and that would be dangerous if the GOP nominee were in office.
"The only thing this office does is it amplifies who you are. It magnifies who you are," Obama explained. "If you disrespected women before you were elected, you will disrespect women once you're president."
Obama made similar arguments in his interview with Samantha Bee.