Trump: Tubman 'More Appropriate' on the $2 Bill

Calls the new $20 bill 'pure political correctness'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2016 11:23 AM CDT
Trump: Tubman 'More Appropriate' on the $2 Bill
Donald Trump appears on NBC's "Today" show.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

We all know Donald Trump isn't a fan of political correctness. That's why he's also not a fan of Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the new $20 bill. "I don't like seeing it. Yes, I think it's pure political correctness," Trump tells Today, per Politico. Jackson—who many condemn for owning slaves and removing Native Americans from their lands—"had a history of tremendous success for the country" and should stay put on the bill, Trump continues. (Jackson is to be moved to the back of the bill.) Tubman was "fantastic," but would be "more appropriate" on the $2 bill or some other denomination, Trump adds.

He was actually repeating an idea of Ben Carson's. "I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill," he said Wednesday on Fox Business, per Politico. He added Jackson was "a tremendous president" and "the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt." Hillary Clinton had a different take. "A woman, a leader, and a freedom fighter. I can't think of a better choice for the $20 bill than Harriet Tubman," she tweeted Wednesday. "I cannot think of an American hero more deserving of this honor," added rival Bernie Sanders. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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