- President Donald Trump told Piers Morgan that he isn’t a feminist.
- “I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far,” he said. “I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.”
President Donald Trump told British television personality Piers Morgan in an interview set to air Sunday that he doesn’t consider himself to be a feminist.
Morgan, who previously won Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and is friendly with the president, tweeted about the comment Saturday. Morgan interviewed Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week.
“BREAKING NEWS: President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist,” Morgan tweeted Saturday.
Morgan added that Trump said, “No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist.”
“I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far,” the president continued, per Morgan. “I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.”
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
Many on Twitter were not surprised by the comments:
“No shit,” said women everywhere https://t.co/vCp7nluixl
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 27, 2018
Was someone other than this interviewer suggesting he is? https://t.co/bFRGkLYigg
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 27, 2018
We know https://t.co/yYx73F7o28
— Caroline Moss (@socarolinesays) January 27, 2018
Incisive journalism: asking a man who has said that changing diapers is "up to the women" and who advised husbands to not "act like the wife" if he's a feminist. https://t.co/HjdnZpr3Sw
— Taniel (@Taniel) January 27, 2018
Points for honesty https://t.co/po5zMhv1Uh
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 27, 2018
I think Howard Stern actually broke this news when he asked Donald Trump, “Can I call your daughter Ivanka a piece of ass,” and *Trump said yes.* https://t.co/fLW6ODMpie
— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) January 27, 2018
I’m sorry. I might not recover from the shock. Distribute my possessions fairly. Remember me fondly. https://t.co/Wsn8sTKsaY
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) January 27, 2018
Would have never expected this. My heart is broken. https://t.co/wRGbpuHFvx
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) January 27, 2018
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