And this is where we start to get into real trouble - when stories get spun out of control and things get said (deliberately or not) that aren't true. I find it rather hard to believe that Trudeau said it only happened once in high school - since everyone acknowledged that the first picture released to which he was responding - was of a 29 year old Trudeau who was teaching at a private school. Unless we're going to spin teaching at a private school as "in high school" in such a way as to suggest that Trudeau suggested he was a kid at the time - which he didn't.Would be more sincere of an apology if he could actually recall the number of times. He was asked - he said it was once in high school.
It's like people saying that Trump called all Mexicans rapists. He didn't. He was specifically referring to illegal Mexican immigrants and he said that some were rapists, and included the words that some were good people. But pretty much everyone (especially Trump's opponents) believe he called all Mexicans rapists.
I'm not defending the indefensible for either Trudeau or Trump. I'm lamenting the hypocrisy that's rampant in our politics.