Obama apology after best-looker comment

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President Barack Obama has apologised to California’s top lawyer for causing a stir when he called her “the best-looking attorney general” at a fundraiser they attended together this week.

The comment instantly lit up social media, with some highlighting it as an example of the hurdles working women still face in the US.

A spokesman for Kamala Harris said she had a great conversation with Obama and strongly supports him, but would not say whether she had accepted his apology. At a fundraiser in Silicon Valley earlier that day, Obama raised eyebrows when he said Harris “happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general in the country. It’s true! C’mon.”