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Michael Flynn’s son mocks Women’s March protesters, asks if they want free mani/pedis

'What MORE do you want?' he wrote.

Apr 12, 2017, 12:48 pm*

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Tess Cagle

As more 500,000 women began rallying Saturday at the Women’s March on Washington, it seemed that not everyone understood what exactly women were protesting for. Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, expressed his own doubts as he mocked the participants on Twitter on Saturday morning.

https://twitter.com/mflynnJR/status/822842089444700166

Flynn’s comments were in reaction to a tweet posted by CBS News which quoted a former NAACP leader who said “we will march until victory is won.”

Contrary to what Flynn tweeted, the wage gap still exists in the United States. According to the National Women’s Law Center, American women who work full time, year-round are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to men—and for women of color, the wage gap is even larger.

Supporters of the march were quick to respond to Flynn’s tweet.

Flynn is no stranger to writing inflammatory tweets. He was fired by the Trump transition team after tweeting a story about the unsubstantiated Pizzagate theory and was later publicly scrutinized for calling a  United States Army document obtained by the Washington Post “fake news.”

 The Women’s March on Washington’s website provides information about the march’s aims and mission.

“In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore,” the statement says. “The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2017, 2:23 am