Trump touts female empowerment in honor of International Day of the Girl
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report MORE on Wednesday issued a statement honoring America's commitment to the rights of women and girls in honor of the International Day of the Girl.

In the statement from the White House press office, Trump touted his administration's efforts to promote women in the workplace and in STEM career fields.


"Today, the United States reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that every female, young and old, is empowered to pursue her dreams. We recognize that the girls of today will tomorrow be leaders in every nation and every sector of the economy," Trump said in the statement.

"To these ends, my Administration has launched several new efforts to encourage girls to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and careers that are essential to our 21st century economy."

Trump added that International Day of the Girl was a chance for the U.S. to commit to ensuring equal opportunities for women and girls around the world.

"We know that societies and economies achieve far better results when they embrace, rather than marginalize, the power of women," Trump said.

"Today, during the International Day of the Girl, we commit to upholding the God-given rights of all and working to ensure that every girl is born into a world where she is free to live her life to the fullest."

Trump's statement comes months after a Politico report suggested that he was quietly disbanding the White House Council on Women and Girls, which was established in 2009 by President Obama.

“I see no evidence, zero, that Donald Trump has anyone in his orbit to advocate for women and girls,” National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill told Politico at the time. “We need a real office that would really advocate.”