OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - President Trump cheered on women participating in marches across the country, urging folks to show up in large numbers, as he drew focus to the flourishing economy and low unemployment rate for women. It was a mighty clever tweet-troll.
The president essentially side-stepped the anti-Trump echo that rattled the streets marchers took to on Saturday. Participants were equipped with signs that illustrated the collective distaste.
Atop his Twitter post, Trump addressed the marches: “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March,” he tweeted. “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!”
Saturday's march came a year after Trump was inaugurated, when five million women and men hit the streets wearing pink hats to publicly denounce that he isn’t their president. This year the focus of the march shifted to encouraging liberals and Democrats to run for office and make America blue again, with a focus on tackling issues of civil rights, climate change and reproductive issues.
Here’s a look at the tone from the ground: