We can’t Susan B-lieve how poorly this joke went.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump hosted a panel discussion on women’s empowerment at the White House, during which he decided to drop some knowledge on the ladies. He name-checked a few noteworthy women in U.S. history like Abigail Adams, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony.
After spouting off some names, he had a question for the room full of women.
“Have you heard of Susan B. Anthony?” he quipped. “I’m shocked that you’ve heard of her.”
He then went on to say that Anthony dreamed of “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 then added, “Tough competition out there, I wanna tell you!”
Uh, OK. What?
Not long after Trump made his attempt at Susan B. Anthony-based humor, her name began to trend on Twitter. And people had some feelings.
Here are some of the best responses:
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