It’s only President Trump’s third day on the job, and already, he’s gotten a taste of what the next four years will be like, as a reported three million people — three million, folks! — stormed the streets in cities around the globe to make their voices heard with regard to women’s rights.
With even distant relatives joining the efforts, it was unlikely this was one our new President would be able to sweep under the rug. Yet, all throughout the day, the man notorious for sharing his views on Twitter remained largely silent.
This morning, he broke that silence, addressing protesters — and the world! — with his thoughts on the matter.
Wow. While we were certainly disheartened to learn back in November that 90 million eligible voters — that’s roughly 40 percent — actually didn’t vote in the past election, it certainly doesn’t discredit the many, MANY reasons for which people marched yesterday.
After taking a moment (or 120 moments, as the next Tweet came two hours later), President Trump, perhaps hearing the amazing news that no arrests were made in Washington, seemed to have a change of heart.
Huh! While it’s certainly not a promise of change, it’s nice to see all those voices at least being ACKNOWLEDGED. Maybe, (just maybe!) the world’s pleas didn’t fall on deaf ears after all?
And even if they did, we’re ready. The movement isn’t over — not by a long shot! The Women’s March organizers have a plan, and considering how smoothly things went yesterday, it’s definitely worth checking out.
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