Obama on Bill Cosby 'Women + Drugs + Sex - Consent = Rape'

7/15/2015 11:22 AM PDT

President Obama on Bill Cosby -- 'Women + Drugs + Sex - Consent = Rape'

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President Obama was just asked about the allegations surrounding Bill Cosby -- and without directly calling him a rapist, came awfully close. 

"If you give a woman ... or a man for that matter ... 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."

Obama was asked if he would revoke Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom -- which he received in 2002 -- Obama said there was no precedent for that ... adding, "We don't have a mechanism."

The comment insinuates the White House has at least looked into the matter. 

Obama said as a policy, he doesn't like to comment about specifics regarding cases where there might still be criminal or civil issues involved.