On Monday President Trump signed the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Coin Act, a bipartisan effort ordering the Treasury Department to make silver coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Officially, the coins will be worth a dollar, but the sight of an alleged serial sexual harasser and abuser approving it felt pretty worthless.
“The $1 coins that will be issued under the act will honor the vital history of the women’s suffrage movement and celebrate many of the brave heroes who fought for the right to vote, such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells,” said Trump, who was flanked by women in the Oval Office. Yes, Trump actually breathed Tubman’s name in the context of commemorative currency after effectively scrapping the $20 bill that had been planned in her honor.
In addition to the cognitive dissonance of Donald “Grab ‘Em by the Pussy” Trump celebrating women’s voting rights (somewhere, Hillary Clinton’s head is exploding), there was an inevitable simple math gaffe, as Trump seemed confused by the need to release a centennial coin on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. (“Trump: Why Did We Wait 100 Years to Mark a Centennial?” asked a hilarious Mother Jones headline.)
“I’m curious why wasn’t it done a long time ago?” he asked. And then, true to form, he attempted to take credit for the whole thing: “I guess the answer to that is because now I’m president, we get things done.”
Actually, it was the work of an all-female, bipartisan group of lawmakers—including Elise Stefanik, Liz Cheney, and Kirsten Gillibrand—that got it through Congress.
Originally Appeared on Vogue