The Breakdown puts a selection of Australia’s daily news into context. Today’s picks:
• Foreign Minister comments on Trump commenting on women.
• More to come…
“I Wonder if She Could Say the Same of Him.”
Every so often, even the most steeled, line-toeing politicians will have a moment of authenticity crack through carefully crafted rhetoric.
On ABC’s “Insiders” on Sunday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was asked how she would react if President Trump told her, as he told the wife of President Emmanuel Macron of France, that she was in “good shape.”
“I’d be taken aback, I think. It’s a rather interesting comment to make,” she said. “I wonder if she could say the same of him.”
Ms. Bishop, as local media often likes to remind us, is a keen runner — and her comments suggest she’s clearly familiar with the double standards and sexism that often greets women who occupy power structures dominated by men who tend receive far less scrutiny of their physical appearance.
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