Today is International Women’s Day, and in response to their distaste for the man in the Oval Office, women across America are participating in a voluntary strike to show their impact on the world.
One person who ostensibly supports them is the man they are protesting, Donald Trump.
He took to Twitter this morning to voice his solidarity.
I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2017
On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2017
Many noted the tweets were sent from an iPhone, which is typically controlled by a staffer, whereas Trump’s missives and screeds come from his Android.
But that’s not to say he personally hasn’t made his sentiments known. Many times throughout his campaign, he took to social media to reiterate that he is the most supportive person of women ever.
The media is so after me on women Wow, this is a tough business. Nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2016
However, a glance through his very active Twitter feed over the years shows that… may not be the case? Judge for yourself.
Here is the president appalled that a woman wanted to care for her child.
And appalled that any woman would want to feed their child. The horror!
The TIME Magazine cover showing late age breast feeding is disgusting–sad what TIME did to get noticed. @TIME— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2012
Trump certainly loves to use cliches to describe women.
Some of the women on Celebrity Apprentice are absolutely crazy – maybe the wildest thing ever on reality television. Watch tonight!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2015
But maybe perhaps not as much as he loves victim-blaming.
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
Or just not adjusting to the times.
Maybe I’m old fashioned but I don’t like seeing women in combat.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2013
Just think about this one. The president specifically thinks women are less tough than men.
.@nbcnightlynews (Brian Williams, anyone?) says women warriors are "every bit as tough as the guys." Just think about that statement!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2012
Here he is lauding his absolute favorite thing about women: their hotness.
Oh sorry, here he is lauding his absolute favorite thing about women. How hot they are when they are young.
(Also, an aside, there is no talent or skill in dating people who are younger than you.)
Here’s just a string of Trump tweets calling women ugly.
Huffington Post is just upset that I said its purchase by AOL has been a disaster and that Arianna Huffington is ugly both inside and out!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2014
While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2012
.@BetteMidler talks about my hair but I'm not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body — so I won't. Is this a double standard?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2012
Sarah Jessica Parker voted “unsexiest woman alive” – I agree. She said “it’s beneath me to comment on the… http://t.co/1yGo1BNF— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2012
You can see why maybe his staff sent those tweets today instead of him.