The thousands of women who marched all over the world didn’t need any encouragement from the US President.
But encouragement came nonetheless from Donald Trump, who issued the following tweet to the women of America.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
And of course some of the responses to the tweet were brilliant. Our favourite:
Who is going to tell him? pic.twitter.com/XvUdT2ulgL
— Annie Little (@LittleAnnieRock) January 21, 2018
And of course it actually was a beautiful day for the Women’s March in many parts of the world. Hot in Sydney, chilli across various events in the United States, there were plenty of blue skies on offer.
In New York, more than 200,000 attended the march, according to the New York Times, as well as thousands again in Washington, LA, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
— Amplifier (@amplifierart) January 21, 2018
“I feel differently about it this year,” one woman in New York told the Times. “Last year, I just felt kind of angry and impassioned. This year, I feel like I’m in it for the long haul.”
Cher addressed the Women’s March #PowerToThePolls event in Las Vegas, where she said that women got the vote in 1920 and that:
“It’s time to step up to the plate, to deserve it and to own it. It’s time for women to own it.”
.@cher speaking now to #WomensMarch2018 Vegas #powertothepolls rally. “I’ve lived through 13 Presidents and I have never ever seen anyone like the President we have. I can’t even call him the President…” pic.twitter.com/X3H7BlCWHL
— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) January 21, 2018
There were more than a thousand marchers again in Sydney on Sunday, and hundreds of marchers in Melbourne and Brisbane.
In Sydney, the organisers asked the crowd to hold hands and create a ring around Hyde Park, as a demonstration of solidarity.
— Vanessa Hellenic (@vanessahln) January 21, 2018
— Katie Dutch (@kitscheart) January 20, 2018
https://t.co/zRLqLeyHIP Mindy Freiband of #WomensMarchSydney (@womensmarchsyd) says that the future of #intersectional #feminism “lies both in grassroots organising and in people making their #personal lives #political.” Join us at 11am in Hyde Park this Sunday for #Unbroken! pic.twitter.com/L0PNAMwOAW
— The QUO (@thequoau) January 17, 2018
— Mich-Elle Myers (@MichMyersMUA) January 21, 2018