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Trump Tweets in Honor of International Women’s Day: ‘I Have Tremendous Respect for Women’

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President Donald Trump began his Wednesday with a pair of positive tweets in honor of International Women’s Day.

“I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy,” wrote Trump around 6:15 a.m. “On International Women’s Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world,” he followed up.

The lines were quintessential Trump. The president used the exact phrasing, “I have tremendous respect for women,” during his second debate with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

The tweets come after a flurry of controversy in recent days. Since his widely praised address to a joint session of Congress, the White House has been buffeted by fallout over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ alleged Russia ties and the president’s own claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, secretly wiretapped his campaign.

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