Seriously nasty comments about looks intended to insult are childish for anyone to do, and most shameful coming from a political leader - the head of state.
Apart from the mean spirit it reflects a lack of focus on the job, the important issues the leader is elected to handle, and a total contempt for the nation his office represents.
In the interest of balance, no doubt the author, Julia Conley and Common Dreams have a parallel story brewing on the many ways Donald Trump's looks are the subject of insult.
Women especially, and men less generally, put a lot of energy into looking good/beautiful/healthy/sexy/whatever - you could say their indoctrinated by the magazine/Hollywood world that umbrella's major industries propagating profit and vanity.
Yes, but keep in mind, that tribal cultures prior to contact with European media, influence and good mirrors, they prized their looks with artistry and meaning - including sensuality.
To simply acknowledge another's good health and beauty, as in a compliment, is not objectifying them because noting these two personal aspects doesn't deminish other aspects worthy of praise one might have.
Compliments on good looks is a realitively easy and positive thing to do because it's immediately apparent - whereas other aspects may take some 'getting-to-know-you' and learned info.
Trump is old-boy rich-kid sexist.
He may well value women exclusively on shagability and grabability.
But his compliments to Ms Brigitte Macron and tangently to her husband, the French President, this is not supporting evidence - we can be thankful he stayed in control.
Painful as it is, perhaps, like a huge swath of still living Trumpophiles across the USA, the President is learning - and together their evolving the hard way or in any case, doomed for extinction.