On Wednesday, Trump spoke to a women’s empowerment panel and praised the “incredible female leaders” of his Cabinet. He also spoke about the contributions of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and Abigail Adams, as Women’s History Month is coming to an end.
“Did you heard about Susan B. Anthony?” President Trump asked in what seemed to be a sarcastic tone. Audience members chuckled in response.
“I’m shocked that you heard about it,” he quipped.
The president went on to say Anthony “dreamed of a much more equitable and fair future, an America where women themselves, as she said, ‘helped to make laws and elect the legislators.'”
If you watch the speech, it seems clear Trump question about Susan B. Anthony was an attempt at humor.
Not everyone on Twitter gets jokes, however.
Yeah, we've heard of Susan B. Anthony. pic.twitter.com/N90orzLF6D
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 29, 2017
Today Trump asked a group of women "Have you heard of Susan B. Anthony?" This is her grave after the 2016 election. Yeah, we've heard of her pic.twitter.com/U2RWnZLpAX
— O General My General (@rideatdawn) March 29, 2017
Re: Trump's Susan B Anthony comment. Chill. He was being sarcastic. pic.twitter.com/3aH4t4yln3
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 29, 2017
Do you think Trump knows Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass were friends? Worked together on universal suffrage? (Knows who they were?) https://t.co/fY5Zi171wO
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 29, 2017
— La Marie (@FordMcCartney) March 29, 2017