President Donald Trump has claimed that he doesn’t consider himself a feminist but said he has “tremendous respect” for women.
In a new interview with Piers Morgan, conducted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday — which is set to air Sunday evening on ITV — the British journalist asked Trump straight-out if he identified as a feminist.
“No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist,” the 71-year-old replied. “I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far.”
He continued, “I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone. I think people have to go out, they have to go out and really do it, and they have to win. And women are doing great, and I’m happy about that.”
Morgan, 52, shared the “breaking news” on his Twitter page Saturday along with a photo with the president.
President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist.
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.’
Full interview, Sunday, ITV, 10pm. pic.twitter.com/GCviovNb6o
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 27, 2018
Morgan asked Trump if there are things he’s said about women that he regrets now.
“Well, I think we have to evolve. If we don’t evolve, there’s something missing,” he said. “But I have tremendous respect for women. And I think you know that very well because you know me because you’ve spent a long period of time with me. You see all of the women I have working around me and working with me. Tremendous respect for women.”
In the weeks that followed, 19 women alleged on the record that Trump had touched, grabbed or kissed them without their permission. Trump has long denied the claims.
President Trump has publicly apologised for retweeting far-right group Britain First.
Says he didn’t know who they were. ‘I don’t want to be involved with these people. If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people. I certainly apologise.’ pic.twitter.com/S1apSWC7rR
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 26, 2018
It’s a wrap. Final edit of tonight ‘s big interview signed, sealed & delivered. It’s riveting… though I say so myself! #TrumpMorgan
ITV 10pm. pic.twitter.com/YSI6UJYSMr
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 28, 2018
Morgan’s talk with Trump will also cover the president retweeting a series of posts by a far-right U.K. group last year, if he received an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding and his controversial social media habits.