Trump takes to Twitter about protests

2017-01-22 17:07

Washington - President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to criticise the millions of people across the United States who marched in protests against him a day earlier, including the celebrities who took part.

More than two million people flooded US cities on Saturday in protests led by women opposed to Trump, who many fear will roll back the rights of women, immigrants and minorities.

The scale of the mass protests, echoed in sister rallies around the world, highlight the depth of resistance to the former reality TV star, two days after he was sworn in as president with an approval rating of just 37%.

Pop diva Madonna made an unannounced appearance on Saturday in Washington, joining hundreds of thousands of protesters who rallied for women's rights in defiance of Trump.

Other celebrities at the massive demonstration included actresses Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Judd and America Ferrera, filmmaker Michael Moore and the feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

Trump used his private Twitter account and not the White House Twitter handle he'd  inherited from ex-president Barack Obama. 

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