President Trump, Ivanka Trump tweet International Women's Day messages, face backlash
President Trump and his daughter met some criticism on Wednesday when they tweeted out respective International Women's Day messages.
March 8 marks International Women's Day -- a day celebrated since the early 1900s. Despite Trump's contentious history in regard to respecting women -- including telling Billy Bush to "grab 'em by the pussy" as was heard in a leaked tape last fall, the commander in chief took the opportunity on Wednesday to send out a supportive message.
"I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy," the president wrote in a Wednesday morning tweet.
President Trump continued his message, saying, "On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world."
Almost immediately, the president faced social media backlash -- with most using his infamous "grab 'em" quote against him.
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The president eldest daughter -- who has reportedly played a critical White House role since her father took office -- also tweeted a Women's Day-themed message using the #IWD2017 hashtag.
"Today, we celebrate women and are reminded of our collective voice and the powerful impact we have on our societies and economies," Ivanka Trump wrote.