Trump's International Women's Day tweets get pushback: 'Give me equal pay'

President Donald Trump marked International Women’s Day with a lengthy statement saying the White House honors women “for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses.”

As we recognize International Women’s Day, we acknowledge that when women are economically empowered they are able to invest more in their families and communities, producing a multiplier effect that spurs economic growth and contributes to global stability,” read Trump’s statement, which he tweeted out Friday morning. “We remain vigilant in our pursuit of equality and opportunity so that all women may blaze new trails, pursue their dreams, and reach their full potential.”

But the president’s critics were quick to call out his political actions that have limited women’s access to reproductive health care and reversed equal pay regulations.

President Trump issued an official statement on women’s empowerment. (Photo: Alex Edelman – Pool/Getty Images)
President Trump issued an official statement on women’s empowerment. (Photo: Alex Edelman – Pool/Getty Images)

Before tweeting out his official statement, Trump posted about the rate of women’s unemployment dropping. It received just as much pushback — especially since the president tweeted seven times Friday morning before recognizing International Women’s Day.

It was also noted by some that Trump reversed an Obama-era rule that would have required companies to report pay data by gender and race. A federal judge ordered the administration to bring back the rule on Monday.

The day before International Women’s Day, members of Congress introduced legislation aimed at forcing the Trump administration to recognize that reproductive rights are human rights after the State Department removed reproductive rights from its annual human rights report, as Rewire.News reported.

“President Trump’s relentless and dangerous attacks on women’s constitutional rights—and interference in doctors’ ability to care for their patients—cannot go unanswered,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a presidential hopeful, tweeted on Thursday.

There were those who responded positively to Trump’s IWD tweet.

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