President Trump says he has “tremendous respect for women,” but it would be “maybe going too far” to call him a feminist, he told Britain’s ITV in an interview that aired Sunday.
Trump has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct, and recently, The Wall Street Journal reported he had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels, who was reportedly paid off by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to keep silent (Cohen has denied the report). When asked about women opposing him and his presidency, Trump deflected, telling ITV’s Piers Morgan that there’s “nobody better than me on the military,” and “women really like that. I think they want to be safe at home.” He has “tremendous respect for women,” Trump added, but “no, I wouldn’t say I am a feminist. I mean, I think that would be maybe going too far. I am for women, I am for men, I am for everyone.”
Trump also shared that he’s often on Twitter because “if I don’t have that form of communication, I can’t defend myself. I get a lot of fake news, a lot of news that is very false or made up.” It’s pretty “crazy” that people wait for him to tweet about important issues, he said, and “sometimes” he tweets in bed, other times at “breakfast or lunch or whatever.” When he’s in a real hurry and doesn’t have the luxury of tweeting from bed while clad in pajamas, Trump says he’ll “just dictate out something really quickly and give it to one of my people to put it on.”