An article hidden deep in a B.C. Newspaper just resurfaced where Justin Trudeau apologizes for inappropriately touching a female reporter.
Most headlines read Trudeau Groped a woman, but isn’t groping sexual assault if Donald Trump does it? Seems so.
The incident happened 18 years ago reports Breitbart, an American news website.
Here is a slightly better quality image of an editorial in the August 14, 2000 Creston Valley Advance, a local B.C. paper, which claims Justin Trudeau apologized for "inappropriately handling" (or "groping" in the paper's words) a female reporter. pic.twitter.com/fZ748QqWYX
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According to the Creston Valley Advance, Trudeau told the young woman: “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I would never have been so forward.”
The editorial, largely dismissive of the apology, chides Trudeau over what the author perceives as a lack of self-awareness as the son of former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
“[S]houldn’t the son of a former prime minister be aware of the rights and wrongs that go along with public socializing?” the editorial asks.
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