Just in case you needed more evidence that Donald Trump is indeed not very smart, he revealed Monday that he has no idea what a centennial is and knows nothing about the historical fight to give women the right to vote.
Trump on Monday signed the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which will create new currency to honor women who led the fight to pass the 19th Amendment in 1920. The act, which passed unanimously, “directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins that are emblematic of the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
The Nineteenth Amendment was officially adopted on August 26, 1920, so next year will mark 100 years since it gave women the right to vote. This isn’t complicated stuff, but it is for Trump. “I’m curious,” Trump asked from the Oval Office, “why wasn’t it done a long time ago? I guess the answer to that is because now I’m president, we get things done.”
"I'm curious why wasn't it done a long time ago? And also, I guess the answer to that is because now I'm president, we get things done."
President Trump signs the Woman's Suffrage Centennial Coin Act. pic.twitter.com/jkcOCzQyNa
— The Hill (@thehill) November 26, 2019
I’m sure we’ll see some certified trump translators on conservative news networks that will tell us that Trump was joking and no one understands time better than trump. Trump probably just thought centennial was a fancy name for a coin, or that it means “party” or “celebration.” Overall, he was just trying to sell himself as the first president to ever put a woman on currency.