President Donald Trump has answered once and for all the question of whether or not he is a feminist.
His answer is a clear ‘no’.
Speaking to ITV presenter Piers Morgan, editor-at-large for DailyMail.com, Trump said: ‘No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far.
‘I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.
‘I think people have to go out, they have to go out and really do it, and they have to win. And women are doing great, and I’m happy about that.’
President Donald Trump is pictured during his first international TV interview, with Piers Morgan, in which he said he would come to the UK for a state visit later this year
Trump said during the interview: I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone
Morgan wrote in the Mail on Sunday that Trump appeared ‘startled’ at the question of whether he was a feminist.
‘But I have tremendous respect for women. You see all of the women I have working around me and working with me. Tremendous respect for women,’ Trump also said during the interview.
When asked about ‘women who think he is the worst kind of sexist, misogynist pig’, Trump replied: ‘Well, I am for them…and I think a lot of them understand that.’
‘I won many categories of women and the women vote in the election, and people were shocked to see it. I was running against a woman and I’m winning all of these categories,’ Trump said.
‘Women have the best unemployment numbers that they’ve had in 17 years,’ he added.
Asked about whether he is for gender equality and workplace protections against harassment, Trump said: ‘I do.’
But, in what Morgan termed ‘classic Trump deflection style,’ President 45 continued: ‘I also think they want to feel safe at the border. I think they want to see our military get much stronger. Women want to see… a strong law enforcement. I’m very much a law-and-order person. There’s nobody better than me on the military. I think women really like that.
‘I think they want to be safe at home, in many different respects.’
Twitter was buzzing with reactions to the ‘Trump-is-not-a-feminist’ revelation
Piers deemed the ‘Trump-is-not-a-feminist’ revelation ‘BREAKING NEWS’ in a tweet.
The television personality wrote in a later tweet: ‘Massive global outrage & mockery over President Trump telling me he’s not a feminist.
‘Just imagine how much worse it would have been if he’d said he WAS.’
Trump added: ‘I think people have to go out, they have to go out and really do it, and they have to win. And women are doing great, and I’m happy about that’
Twitter, meanwhile, was buzzing after the interview was revealed.
Astorix23 said: ‘Donald Trump says he’s not a feminist. Next story: matches cause fires.’
OhNoSheTwitnt noted: ‘Trump was way quicker to deny being a feminist than he was to deny being a white supremacist.’
wokeLuisa observed: ‘Trump saying “I’m not a feminist” is a complete opposite of “Breaking News”‘
HNIJohnMiller predicted: ‘Best part of Trump stating he’s not a feminist? For the next week, the Democrats’ line willb e that if you’re not a feminist, you’re a sexist, driving even more people away from them.’
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