Trump says women marching for 'economic success'

Trump says women marching for 'economic success'

Fuelled by anger over Trump's divisive policies and boasts of sexual misconduct, hundreds of thousands of people organized marches around the world and used the events to proclaim messages of inclusion, equality and empowerment.

'But we're happy to have anyone voice their opposition to what we say'.

Though the march lasted just one day, the Women's March as a movement has not come to an end in the year since its initial action.

President Donald Trump addressed the Women's Marches previous year by suggesting that the hundreds of thousands of people who turned out should have expressed their feelings toward him at the ballot box.

Other peaceful demonstrations drew large crowds from the state Capitol in Sacramento to cities in the San Francisco Bay Area and south to San Diego.

"The oppression that we deal with today is deliberate and intentional, so they need to be deliberately and intentionally dismantled", Barnett said. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded wryly. City Hall officials put the number of protesters at more than 120,000.

Turner said that "when it comes to anybody that would create walls instead of building relationships, we must say no and that's important".

March organizers honed in on this year's midterm elections using the theme "Hear Our Vote".

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby encouraged the "warrior women" assembled downtown to fight for better schools, safer communities and fairer wages. "Last year, I just felt kind of angry and impassioned".

Trump acknowledged the marches Saturday afternoon but said they should be in celebration of the accomplishments of his presidency.

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Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation hosts this event every year on the National Day of Service as a way to get families involved. His speech outlined his experiences as a Japanese- American imprisoned in an Internment Camp in Arizona during World War II.

Senate Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a midnight deadline to fund the government on Friday, resulting in the shutdown.

Trump tweeted about the various Women's Marches taking place Saturday afternoon across the country.

The attendance may have been lower than a year ago when an estimated 100,000 marched, but the 65,000 estimate may be revised upward, Shaughnessy said. "You know so everyone who was out in the airports rallying past year and marching in the streets, many of them are now sitting in state legislatures across the country". "The women's marches are putting forth a progressive philosophy that has already been proven to be ineffective".

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of women, and men, showed up for marches in cities across the United States and the rest of the world. Why didn't these people vote? NY magazine events director Tara Reilly is there for work and says the strength-among- women energy is palpable.

Lauren Owensby, 51, a Sterling, Virginia, mother with five daughters, said she has a "house full of feminists" that have been on fire since Trump was elected. They were joined by Italian actress and director Asia Argento, who made headlines after alleging in 2017 she had been sexually assaulted by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s. She cites Higher Heights, an organization committed to harnessing the power of black women from the voting booth to political leadership, as a good place to start.

She also led the crowd in a "I believe that we will win" chant before leaving the stage. "I'm here for me and for the experience, to feel empowered around all these unbelievable women and people". Trump wrote in a Twitter post.

Stars are speaking up across the nation Saturday to advocate for change, bring awareness to the #MeToo movement and more.

Gabriela Sotomayor, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident, said many family members in Puerto Rico are still suffering the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

Minnie Wood, a nurse practitioner who participated in the 2017 gathering in Las Vegas, said she was left with a sense of solidarity and "this feeling of nearly a quickening, this resistance brewing".