Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump on Tuesday said that he would pardon Susan B. Anthony, the women’s suffragist who was arrested after voting illegally in 1872 and charged a $100 fine, as he tried to appeal to female voters on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving them the right to vote.
The pardon appeared to be an effort to distract from the Democratic National Convention and narrow the historically large gender gap that has him trailing Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the White House race.
“She was never pardoned. Did you know that? She was never pardoned,” Mr. Trump said. “What took so long?”
Mr. Trump teased the pardon as he traveled on Air Force One on Monday, telling reporters he was going to erase the conviction of someone “very, very important.”
Ms. Anthony was tried for illegally voting, and protested the fine that she was charged.
“She was guilty for voting,” Mr. Trump said on Tuesday, “and we’re going to be signing a full and complete pardon.”
I would bet my house that Donald Trump does not know anything about Susan B. Anthony past what is written on the sheet of paper in front of him by whatever campaign staff member thought this was a winning strategy.
I cannot imagine Trump picking up even one new female vote from such a transparent, and insulting tactic.
He might as well a red hat that says “I think women are fucking idiots.”