Donald Trump drew stinging backlash on Friday with his boast on Twitter that he’d “done more for WOMEN than just about any President in HISTORY!”
Trump also proposed in his post — which came ahead of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment passing, which granted women the right to vote — building “a BEAUTIFUL STATUE in Washington D.C. to honor the many brave women who made this possible for our GREAT COUNTRY.”
I have done more for WOMEN than just about any President in HISTORY! As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s voting rights, we should build a BEAUTIFUL STATUE in Washington D.C. to honor the many brave women who made this possible for our GREAT COUNTRY...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2020
...Congress should send me H.R.473 ASAP and make this happen! It will INSPIRE all women to continue being bold and brave in achieving their DREAMS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2020
Twitter users doubted the sincerity of Trump’s statue suggestion, and some reminded the president of his past offensive rhetoric against women.
Only this week, he called Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “nasty” and a “mad woman” after presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden picked her as his running mate in the 2020 election.
Trump has also described Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) as a “poor student,” prompting the progressive lawmaker to challenge the president to compare grades.
Critics also noted the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled at Trump.
Others highlighted the Trump White House’s anti-women agenda ― from its push to defund Planned Parenthood to dissolving the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Speaking on behalf of most women... you're full of shit.— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) August 14, 2020
Grabbing women doesn't count. https://t.co/AlHGNzZxW8— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 14, 2020
A statue is great and all, but how about funding the Postal Service so that women can actually vote? https://t.co/G8X6F6sbwG— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) August 14, 2020
Hoo boy this is just too much for this nasty woman on a Friday afternoon. https://t.co/O5Tn7APFsQ— Nicole Schuman🍕 (@Buffalogal) August 14, 2020
Do you hear that sound??? That’s the sound of my jaw hitting the floor over this gaslighting nonsense... https://t.co/CQZW03xMRD— Melissa Blake (@melissablake) August 15, 2020
CORRECTION: "I have done more *to WOMEN ... " https://t.co/ayLwtIIsIw— Greg Schindler (@Schindizzle) August 14, 2020
Biden is leading 2-1 among female voters and it appears Trump's plan to remedy that is to build a statue. https://t.co/7ElOhbzdnk— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) August 14, 2020
I think you meant, “more TO women.” There I fixed that for you. Also, instead of a statue, let’s pass the Equal Rights Amendment. https://t.co/V1q6l5wc17— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 14, 2020
“I just start kissing them. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Whatever you want. Grab them by the covfefe. You can do anything.”— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) August 14, 2020
Here’s an idea: stop opposing putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 https://t.co/YcgoXYxsKo— Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (@SenatorShaheen) August 14, 2020
he wants to build a statue of jessica rabbit to honor women's suffrage, doesn't he https://t.co/CSXS7QkIQl— Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) August 14, 2020
This would make a good statue... pic.twitter.com/c1WhzrumXE— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 14, 2020
If he were at all serious (which of course he isn't), Donald Trump could visit this statue only a couple of miles from the White House and pay his respects to a brave and pathbreaking woman, educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, at East Capitol and 12th St. N.E., in D.C. https://t.co/6AULcuntY8 pic.twitter.com/54rCTXAvNd— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 14, 2020
On Ivanka Trump, your daughter— Justin Pearson (@pearson_justin) August 14, 2020
"She does have a very nice figure ... if [she] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." -Trump
Or you could put Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill, for example? https://t.co/Wy84SSVdsh— Jason Segel (@jasonsegel) August 14, 2020
How do you commemorate all great women in our history with one statue?— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) August 14, 2020
What are you envisioning? A generic vagina?
... i don't even know where to begin with this... https://t.co/lJN9HzHt96— Voto Latino (@votolatino) August 14, 2020
RIDICULOUS LIE— MURRAY 🗽 (@murray_nyc) August 14, 2020
Trump doesn't even try to keeps his lies within the realm of possibilities. Trump has done NOTHING for women apart from subject them to his sexist attitudes & behavior. Trump's insecurity is such that women, especially intelligent & strong women, terrify him!
“You know, it really doesn`t matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 14, 2020
-The President for White Women Who Are Dead Inside https://t.co/yQuycLabqA
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