Obama talks tampons in YouTube video: ‘This really happened’

In a new YouTube video, the President of the United States talked about the gripping topic of…..feminine products.

Yes, he did.

As Michelle Malkin simply put it, this really happened.

The president, speaking with Ingrid Nilsen, in the YouTube interview, addresses the pressing topic at around the 45:30 mark.


Nilsen: Now, something that’s really important to me — and my audience — is women’s health. And recently, I was shocked to learn that pads, tampons, and other menstrual products are taxed as luxury goods in over, in 40 states. And I don’t know anyone who has a period that thinks it’s a luxury, because it’s-

Obama: I think that’s fair to say. Michelle would agree with you on this.

Nilsen: Yes! Because it’s something that’s part of our everyday lives and is really crucial to our health as women. And so, I want to know, why do these items continue to be taxed?

Obama: I have to tell you, I have no idea why states would tax these as luxury items. I suspect it’s cuz men were making the laws when those taxes were passed

Incredulity reigned on social media.

One Twitter user summed it up:

(H/T: Twitchy)


Frieda Powers


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