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.
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.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 21, 2017
@CBSNews YEAH dude, it's about free nail care. 🙄 ps. Last time I checked, $0.80 ≠ $1.00. That's the gender pay gap.
— emily c. chang (@chihuac) January 21, 2017
I'm guessing a country whose President doesn't talk about grabbing pussy.
Just a thought. #WomensMarch
— David Pattie (@DavidPattie) January 21, 2017
@CBSNews why do women united intimidate you enough to send instigating tweets? Something about this intimidates you. 🤔 DEMOCRACY
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) January 21, 2017
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.”
“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.”