Elections 21 August 2012 President Obama: "Rape is rape." Quote of the day. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML At an impromptu news conference at the White House, President Obama responded to Representative Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape": “Rape is rape... The idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we’re talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.” › Morning Call: pick of the papers President Obama at the White House news conference. Photograph: Getty Images Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Expressions of sympathy for terror's victims may seem banal, but it's better than the alternative Jeremy Corbyn fares well in his toughest interview yet Is the general election 2017 the end of Ukip?