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Trump to Franken: pot lecturing kettle

Trump is ill-advised to criticize another man's sexual misconduct considering his own history.

The pot refused to call the kettle black. Our self-admitted Molester-in-Chief has declined to take a stand on the suitability of Roy Moore to become a member of the United States Senate. "Let the voters decide," is his guidance on the matter.

The Donald did jump all over Sen. Al Franken with his usual juvenile name-calling in reference to the senator's own sexual indiscretion, an incident for which he has since apologized. That is little solace to the victim, but it certainly is in a different league from Mr. Moore's serial ventures into pedophilia (“Official says Trump doesn’t know who to believe about Moore,” Nov. 19).

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It would probably be wise for President Donald Trump to avoid discussions of such matters. His crude, obnoxious boasting of how he is able to force himself on women did not alienate sufficient voters to keep him from winning the election. This gives democracy a bad name, but as has often been mentioned, it’s still the best system yet devised. It can be said that it works most of the time.

However, a new age is dawning when it comes to such offensive behavior. High profile offenders have been outed recently, but that is clearly just the tip of the iceberg. Men in less newsworthy walks of life have no doubt considered it acceptable to force themselves upon women. Not most men, but one is more than enough.

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This unacceptable behavior will not end overnight, but more and more women have become emboldened and are willing to tell of such matters without feeling shamed because of it. It is obvious where the shame lies. Do not look to our president for guidance on this issue.

Sig Seidenman, Owings Mills

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