• By The Financial District


Susan B. Anthony was arrested in 1872 when she voted – a move that violated the men-only law in place at the time. Now, President Donald Trump says he is going to clear her name because “she was never pardoned.” 

“The most controversial and morally corrupt president in American history is pardoning a woman he might otherwise have referred to as ‘nasty,’ but it’s because ‘she got a pardon for a lot of other women and she didn’t put her name on the list,’” said Sarah Toce of the New Civil Rights Movement in an article on Raw Story on August 19, 2020.

Trump signed the proclamation on the morning of August 18, 2020 (August 19, 2020 in Manila) with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, by his side. “It was a monumental victory for equality for justice, and a monumental victory for America,” he bragged.

Further trying to secure some part of the 2020 vote, Trump announced last week a bill that would create a monument in Washington to honor suffragists like Anthony – and pay tribute to the 19th Amendment. Trump paraded his pardon before embarking on a Tuesday tour of Yuma, Arizona and Cedar Rapids, Iowa to combat this week’s inspiring Democratic National Convention.