DC Daily: President Trump praises women on International Women's Day

Posted at 9:21 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 12:21:18-05

In his Wednesday morning tweets, President Donald Trump spoke about International Women's Day and his view on women's roles in the world.

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