A perfect example of why a certain segment of the Republican party love Donald Trump – because he say the things they think!
In case you haven’t heard, Harriet Tubman, an African American abolitionist who helped free slaves on the Underground Railroad, was recently chosen to be featured on the front of the $20 bill starting in 2020. Andrew Jackson, the current holder of that position, will be placed on the back of the bill.
This decision has obviously caused a raucous among those who cannot stand to see an African-American acknowledged for doing something good and apparently, Donald Trump, the new Republican leader, is one of these people.
I guess the $20 bill is too popular. They want her on a bill that is hardly in circulation.
“Andrew Jackson had a great history and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Trump said during a town hall interview on NBC’s “Today” show.
“Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country,” Trump added.
“I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic. I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination. Maybe we do a $2 bill,” Trump said Thursday.
“I don’t like seeing it. Yes, I think it’s pure political correctness,” he added.
“I would love to see another denomination … I think it would be more appropriate,” Trump said.
Now I must say that Donald Trump is not the originator of this idea, it was first said by another Republican and supporter of Donald Trump, Republican mastermind Ben Carson.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 21, 2016