Hillary Clinton Writes Message for Women’s March

January 22, 2017 Updated: January 22, 2017

Hillary Clinton wrote a short message regarding the women’s marches in Washington, D.C., New York City, and other cities around the country and world.

“Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever. I truly believe we’re always Stronger Together,” she wrote on Twitter.

Clinton, however, did not attend any of the marches.

According to early estimates more than 2.6 million people across the world marched during the first full day of President Donald Trump’s presidency.

“Once it happens in a generation that a spirit of resistance is awakened,” said Rabbi Sharon Brous. “This is one of those moments. Our children will one day ask us ‘where were you when our country was thrust into a lion’s den of demagoguery and division,'” she said, according to USA Today.

A crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women’s March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Trump wrote: “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 added.

The president also bragged about his television draw.  

“Wow, television ratings just out: 31 million people watched the Inauguration, 11 million more than the very good ratings from 4 years ago!” he wrote.

But in another tweet, Trump recognized people’s ability to assemble.

“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,” he said.   

Trump, meanwhile, honored Hillary and Bill Clinton during a luncheon at the Inauguration Day luncheon.

“I was very honored—very, very honored—when I heard that President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton were coming today and I think it’s appropriate to say and I’d like you to stand up,” Trump said. “And honestly there’s nothing more I can say because I have a lot of respect for those two people so thank you all for being here.”