Obama, you’re better than this:
Speaking at a Bay Area fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, the president said Harris is “brilliant,” “dedicated” and “tough.” Then he added, “She also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general.”
According to reports from the fundraiser, the crowd laughed and Obama said, “It’s true! C’mon.”
Some cringed at the remarks, given the historic hurdles women have faced to be recognized for their accomplishments rather than their looks.
Ugh. No. I mean, I get it: you were trying to pay her a compliment, and it didn’t work. It ended up saying we should judge her on her looks on top of her brilliance, toughness and dedication. It happens, and now is the time to apologize.