Tiger Beat morning email teases us:
THE PRESIDENT’S COUNTERPROGRAMMING — PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP seems intent on keeping the spotlight during the Democratic convention. WSJ’s CATHERINE LUCEY, yesterday’s pooler: “President Trump came back during the flight off the record. He said the following could be used on the record: He said he would issuing a pardon tomorrow of someone ‘very, very important’ but it would not be Michael Flynn or Edward Snowden.”
And oh, sweet Jeebus, I had visions of Paul Manafort grabbing his petting zoo couture and hi-tailing it to Minsk!
The AP reports:
President Trump announced he’ll pardon Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote.
“The pardon appeared to be an effort to distract from the Democratic National Convention and narrow the historically large gender gap that has him trailing Joe Biden in the White House race.”
You don’t say. Dude is always gonna see women as a means to an end. Tokenism at it’s finest.
UPDATE 1: This totally escaped me – and it makes the tokenism of his action even more grating.
“Trump announced the pardon at a White House event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.”