President Trump admits that he does not identify himself as a feminist.
Instead, he told British journalist Piers Morgan he’s “for everyone."
“No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far,” the president said during a sit-down interview with Morgan in Davos, Switzerland last week. “I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.”
While citing record low female unemployment rates and his victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Trump said: “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.”
BREAKING NEWS:President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist. He tells me: ‘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.' Full interview, Sunday, ITV, 10pm. pic.twitter.com/GCviovNb6o— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 27, 2018
The president, who has long pushed back on allegations of sexual misconduct and during the 2016 campaign endured the leak of the "Access Hollywood" tape from 2005 in which he bragged about groping women without their consent, told Morgan that he is “here” for women and claimed “a lot of them understand that.”
Trump extended an olive branch to women’s rights groups last weekend by expressing his support for the national Women’s March and told the protesters to celebrate the economic successes that has taken place under his administration.