Trump touts 'economic success' in Women's March tweet

As scores of people took part in Women's March demonstrations across the country, United States President Donald Trump touts "unprecedented economic success."

Trump has called on people to underscore on economic successes since he became the President, in a tweet acknowledging the marches, which were planned for the one-year anniversary of Trump entering office and aimed primarily at protesting his rhetoric and policies.

"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!" Trump wrote in a Twitter post.

According to the reports, one year after Trump's inauguration and just 12 hours after the United States government ground to a halt, people across the country grabbed their homemade signs, pulled on their pink pussy hats, and poured out into the streets to protest in the second annual Women's March.

This second year of the Women's March also comes in the middle of the #MeToo movement, which has shed light on sexual misconduct, reported CNN.

It also comes months ahead of the midterm elections in the United States, in which progressive women hope to turn their activism into victories at the ballot box.

Last year, in Washington, hundreds of thousands of women clad in pink hats took to the streets and vowed to resist Trump's presidency.

The past year has proven to be a landmark year for women in the fight for gender equality.


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