Trump touts achievements he's made for women on International Women's Day

Trump touts achievements he's made for women on International Women's Day
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say MORE on Thursday touted the achievements he said his administration has made for women in a statement marking International Women's Day. 

"As we mark International Women’s Day, we remain committed to the worthwhile mission of enhancing women’s leadership in the world and building a stronger America for all," Trump said in a statement. 

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Trump cited the administration's work to promote female entrepreneurs, such as the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), as well as the "2X Women’s Initiative,” which works to support women in emerging markets. 

The president also referenced his signing of the Women, Peace and Security Act, which promotes women working in the conflict prevention and post-conflict peace fields. He also mentioned his administration's work to support women in small business. 

Earlier in the day, Trump had acknowledged International Women's Day in a tweet, referencing first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpSchwarzenegger tells Trump to 'listen to the first lady' before attacking McCain The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain White House announces spring garden tour dates MORE's upcoming appearance at the International Women of Courage ceremony at the State Department.  

Despite the administration's initiatives involving women, Trump has faced fierce criticism for his rhetoric toward women and for a slew of sexual misconduct allegations.  

Numerous women accused Trump of sexual misconduct before he entered office. Many have cited his remarks in the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape — in which he openly bragged about grabbing women without their consent — as an example of such misconduct.

The White House and Trump have maintained that all women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment are lying. 

The first Women's March, which attracted millions of people around the world, took place a day after Trump was sworn into office last year, and was considered a response to Trump's election. 

Trump acknowledged the second Women's March in January, urging women to focus on economic successes since he became president.