The White House hosted a Women’s Empowerment Event Wednesday afternoon and it went about as well as you would expect. A number of women in Trump’s team were there, including UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, according to Latest. Ivanka Trump did not attend the event. Melania Trump was there, though. Donald spoke of his wife’s poll numbers but didn’t mention his own approval rating which is tanking.
Kellyanne Conway and Omarosa Manigault were not on the panel but they were both in the room.
“My cabinet is full of really incredible women leaders,” Trump told the attendees.
Then the amateur president began speaking of Abigail Adams and Harriet Tubman — the latter of which is pretty amazing because, in 2016, he said that Tubman should not replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. Trump said to do otherwise was “pure political correctness.”
But now, in 2017, Trump is reaching out to women. (not in the pussy-grabbing way, allegedly).
“Since the very beginning, women have driven, and I mean, each generation of Americans, towards a more free and more prosperous future,” Trump said. “These patriots are women like the legendary Abigail Adams, right? Who, during the founding, urged her husband to remember the rights of women. She was very much a pioneer in that way.”
“We’ve been blessed with courageous heroes like Harriet Tubman who escaped slavery,” Trump continued. “And went on to deliver hundreds of others to freedom, first in the underground railroad and then as a spy for the union army.”
“She was very, very courageous, believe me. Around we’ve had leaders like Susan B. Anthony. Have you heard of Susan B. Anthony? I’m shocked that you’ve heard of her — who dreamed of a much more fair and equal future and an America where women themselves as she said helped to make laws and elect the lawmakers, and that’s what’s happening more and more,” he added.
If Trump’s line about Susan B. Anthony was a ‘joke,’ he needs to hire a new writer. He’s just not funny.
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