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Posted: January 29, 2018

Trump says he's not a feminist: 'I'm for everyone'

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By Elizabeth Vale,

President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t go so far as to call himself a “feminist” during an interview with Piers Morgan, the news host revealed Saturday.

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Morgan sent out quotes on Twitter ahead of the interview, which aired Sunday night on Britain’s ITV, writing: “President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist.”

The British television host went on to quote Trump, writing, “He tells me: ‘No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.'”

The news comes during a worldwide conversation about sexual assault and women's rights.

Trump has been criticized for his treatment of women and has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual misconduct. Trump has denied the allegations.

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On Friday, Morgan posted another quote from Trump, this time about a post the president had retweeted by Britain First, a far-right group: "I don’t want to be involved with these people. If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people. I certainly apologize."

Morgan also asked Trump about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit. Trump replied, “Would it be the way I negotiate? No, I wouldn’t negotiate it the way it’s [being] negotiated … I would have had a different attitude.”

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When Morgan asked him what he meant, Trump replied, “I would have said that the European Union is not cracked up to what it’s supposed to be. I would have taken a tougher stand in getting out.”

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Evan Vucci/AP

Trump says he's not a feminist: 'I'm for everyone'

Evan Vucci/AP

Trump says he's not a feminist: 'I'm for everyone'

In this Jan. 26, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Just last month, Trump was crowing about his chances for seeing the U.S. post 3 percent economic growth in 2017 and scoffing at the skeptics who predicted much less. Turns out the skeptics _ actually, mainstream economists _ were right and he was wrong. This became clear Friday just as Trump was speaking about an America “roaring back” in remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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