And while many political pundits took this to mean that he was finally acting "presidential," it's actually little more than a sop to the reality: Donald Trump has no respect for #women at all.
Donald Trump: 'Grab them by the p***y'
The most infamous comment against women, of course, was made by him during the presidential election..
Author J.K. Rowling shared this comment on Twitter today.
'I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society & our economy.' Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/JveWBihQFg— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 8, 2017
Rowling isn't the only one who was quick to point out that he has less than a favorable history with women.
Political commentator Jordan Uhl reminded Donald Trump about the horrible things he'd said about Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington.
Writer Keegan Stephen reminded him that he encouraged people to treat women "like s**t."
Stephen's quote came from an interview that Trump gave to #New York Magazine in 1992.
Tech journalist Jack Schofield linked back to a Vox article that listed, in extensive detail, the insane number of times that Donald Trump either disrespected, abused, or otherwise assaulted women.
New York Magazine contributor Yashar ran a poll in which he asked his followers if they believe that the President respects women. An overwhelming majority -- nearly 90% -- said no.
@realDonaldTrump does President Trump have respect for women?— Yashar (@yashar) March 8, 2017
Rapper Vikki V had a whole list of despicable quotes about women by the President.
"The Daily Show" with Trevor Noah -- who have been particularly brutal to Trump throughout his campaign -- took to Twitter to remind him about the nasty things he said about women in combat.
Bustle Magazine's editor Allison Piwowarski also reminded him of a few nasty things he'd said, including to former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, one of his most vocal opponents.
And finally, political commentator John Johnsonson doubled down on his comments to President Donald Trump, pointing out that he not only disrespected celebrity women like Rosie O'Donnell, he disrespected women in every day life by refusing to put any of them in his cabinet.
So how much respect does our "President" have for women? Absolutely none.