President Trump responds to global Women's March in a series of tweets

He seemed a bit conflicted.
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President Donald Trump is again tweeting his thoughts, this time about the global marches that happened one day after his inauguration.

Trump's response to the women's marches that drew over two million people worldwide on Saturday seemed conflicted. At first, it appeared the president was mocking the demonstrators.

"Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly," he tweeted early Sunday morning.

Trump then switched gears a bit to talk about how many people had watched his inauguration on TV, saying there were more people watching on Friday than there were four years ago (when Obama gave his second inaugural address).

But less than two hours after the first tweet, Trump defended the rights of protestors, writing "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views."

The Associated Press says Trump's "dueling tweets" were his administration's first response to the marches that took place all over the world, from Australia to Antarctica. In Minnesota, as many as 100,000 people attended the Women's March in St. Paul, and there were additional marches in cities like Morris, Rochester and Fargo.

The New York Times says the marches drew more people than Trump's inauguration, but the president has accused the media of lying about the size of the inauguration crowd.

Another march is on the way

There's another march coming to our nation's capitol – the 44th annual March for Life will take place on Friday, Jan. 27 in Washington. Among the speakers announced are President Trump's Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway and Benjamin Watson, tight end for the Baltimore Ravens.

The official Facebook page says the March for Life is held every year on or near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade: "Pro-lifers gather to peacefully protest legal abortion in America. Hundreds of thousands of Americans come to the March for Life to be a voice for the unborn!"

Other cities across the country are also participating in this march, but the dates are varied. Minnesota's March for Life is actually happening on Sunday in St. Paul. It starts at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Mall south of the Capitol building – the same area where the Women's March took place on Saturday.

According to the event's Facebook page, 188 people are going, and 281 people are interested.

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