In a rare occurrence, Donald Trump said something that is actually expected of a president.
However, his attempt at being presidential fell flat on the face, for obvious reasons.
Using his favorite medium of communication, Twitter, the POTUS said he could only make America great again by enlisting the full potential of women.
It was an accurate statement, but coming from someone like Trump, it gave thousands of internet users instant flashbacks to the time this same man said disgusting things about women.
Social media users were quick to call him out on his misogyny.
@realDonaldTrump You have literally zero credibility when it comes to this subject. You're a misogynistic serial philanderer. And a creep.— Rogue CPI (@RogueCPI) March 31, 2017
Interestingly, Trump’s tweet came just hours after Vice President Mike Pence gleefully cast a tie-breaking vote to defund Planned Parenthood — a move that would greatly affect low-income American women.
Some people on Twitter took the opportunity to remind the president that defunding Planned Parenthood and snatching away rights from women is not the way to enlist their full potential.
@realDonaldTrump What a great tweet on the day Pence casts the tie-breaking vote to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) March 31, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Then why don't you start by empowering women. Powerful women have control over their lives, that means birth control, family planning......— Charlene Lundgren (@charlitesweb) March 31, 2017
It is also important to note while Trump talks about women’s potential, his cabinet has only a handful of female members.
He has previously stated, “I’m so proud the White House and our administration is filled with so many women of such incredible talent” — by “filled” Trump is referring to the four women who are part of his administration.
First lady Melania Trump along and first daughter Ivanka Trump also contribute to the problem.
The two women, who are among the most privileged in the United States and live in mansions worth millions of dollars, have recently spoken about “women empowerment.” Ivanka, who will now occupy an office in the White House, has even written a book called “Women Who Work,” which is set to be published in May.
However, it seems all talk and no action, as neither of the women have so far managed to do anything to help woman.
Considering all of the above, it is quite ironic that Trump, who often called out Hillary Clinton for being a woman and running for president of the United States, is now talking about enlisting women’s full potential.
Sounds like a joke.
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