There’s isn’t anyone who dislikes Trump more than we do, but people need to keep in mind that when you decide to enter a beauty pageant (of all things) you immediately lose the right to become morally outraged if and when people happen to evaluate you on your looks. So does everyone else.
Though Trump can be rightfully criticized on his style and deportment over this old story, he had a perfect right — as pageant sponsor — to go after this woman, especially if she violated some of the many terms of her participation in the event, which apparently she did do over the course of that year. And we hate beauty pageants.
Listening to Obama this morning though — and most of the media — you would have thought that this woman was some kind of academic valedictorian somewhere who was being castigated by Trump merely for her appearance. Like at Trump University maybe.
There are a lot of great issues to go after Trump on, but this isn’t one of them. It’s typical, classic bogus outrage that completely misses the point.