US President Donald Trump, who held controversial speeches on women before his election, said on Tuesday that she was “overwhelmed” on International Women’s Day with an outcry over Twitter.
“I have tremendous respect for women and the many functions they occupy, which are essential to the fabric of our society and our economy,” tweeted the Republican leader.
“For International Women’s Day, join me in honoring the crucial role of women here in America and around the world,” he added in a second tweet.
Her daughter Ivanka tweeted that this day marked “our collective voices and the powerful impact we have on our societies and our economies.”
But the US president’s messages provoked outrageous reactions on the social network, where users reminded him of his misogynist remarks, sexual assault charges, and his controversial position on abortion he held during the presidential campaign .
Some have re-broadcast a 2005 video that had caused scandal last fall, in which Donald Trump boasted of being able to afford the women he wanted and “catch them by the cat.”
Others came out of the tweets and statements of Donald Trump who during the campaign also mentioned the menstrual cycle of a television presenter, mocked the weight gain of a miss Universe and criticized the physique of a rival To the primaries of his party.
Before the November 8 election, a dozen women publicly accused the Republican candidate of acts of sexual assault.
These words and accusations provoked a spontaneous movement of mobilization and protest.
Millions of people, most of them women, demonstrated in the United States the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, as part of the Women’s March organized to defend civil rights and against the Republican president.
Many of them wore headdresses of pussy hats , which became the symbol of opposition to Donald Trump, the word “pussy” meaning both kittens and females.