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Trump grabs 'em by the Twitter as he says he has 'tremendous respect for women' on International Women's Day
Donald Trump boasted on Wednesday that he has 'tremendous respect' for women.
The president sent two tweets in honor of International Women's Day drawing a sharp contrast from his long-ago comments about women that drew outrage during the 2016 campaign.
'I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy,' Trump wrote in one tweet.
'On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world,' a second message read. The two tweets were sent from both Trump's official '@POTUS' account and his personal account.
Ivanka Trump echoed her father's sentiments, tweeting: 'Today, we celebrate women and are reminded of our collective voice and the powerful impact we have on our societies and economies.'
Trump was regularly pilloried during the presidential campaign in a seemingly endless series of stories about his past comments about women, despite declaring more than 50 times over the course of the White House race that he 'cherished' women.
The most infamous example to the contrary was an audio recording in which he is heard explaining that famous men can get away with sexually abusing women.
'When you're a star, they let you do it,' the president was heard in ten-year-old audio, captured before a broadcast of 'Access Hollywood.'
'Grab them by the p***y,' Trump said in the recording. 'You can do anything.'
Then-candidate Trump issued a pointed mea culpa, the first such plaintive apology of his political career.
'I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize,' he said in a video message.
'I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am.'