Well, I suppose by now everyone has heard of the latest hail storm swirling around Trump. That being his crude and sexist comment about women which he made some 11 years ago. Personally, while I agree the comment was crass, it was what is sometimes called “locker room talk”, and yes it does go on. Not a lot different though than what one may hear expressed about men by at a bachelorette party.
What I find most interesting about the issue is that Trump apologized for making the comment. That is a refreshing change from the denials of personal error practiced in the past by elected officials. Perhaps one of the more famous such happenings was Bill Clinton’s comment of “I did not have sex with that woman” regarding the Lewinsky affair.
Trump, in his apology said that he, like all of us, have said and done things that we are not proud of and regret. He also pointed out that he has never claimed to be perfect, or anything other than what he is.
While none of us want to see our leaders make mistakes, I think we all wish that when they do, they stand up and take responsibility for their errors. That is far better than what we have seen recently where H. Clinton shrugged and said “what does it matter” after failing to make any effort to rescue or defend our people in the Benghazi embassy, and then lying about the cause of the attack. Hmm, since all those that were butchered in Benghazi were males and Hillary being a female does that make it a sexist issue?
Let us face reality. Power, money, and fame act as a magnet and many people are drawn to the person that has those things. That is true of both males and females and of those so attracted many will do things they might not otherwise do. That is life and that is humanity, be it good or bad.