Obama Blasts Rape Comments From Senate Candidates On "The Tonight Show"

“I don’t know how these guys come up with these ideas…rape is rape. It is a crime.” posted on

President Barack Obama blasted Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock late Wednesday while taping The Tonight Show over his comments about rape and abortion.

“I don’t know how these guys come up with these ideas…rape is rape. It is a crime,” Obama said. “These various distinctions about rape don’t make too much sense to me, don’t make any sense to me.” According to the pool report he added that the remarks illustrate why it should not be left to only men to make decisions on women’s issues.

Obama also ribbed Donald Trump over his $5 million bet to get Obama to release his college records, saying the beef traces back to when the two of them grew up together in Kenya.

“We had constant run-ins on the soccer field,” Obama responded, noting he’s never met Trump in real life. “He wasn’t very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America I thought it would be over.”

Mourdock said Tuesday night that he opposes abortion in cases of rape and incest.

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, and I realized that life is a gift from God, and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something God intended to happen,” he said.

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama makes an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno ® in Los Angeles, California October 24, 2012. Obama is on a two-day, eight-state campaign swing.

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