TRUMP KNOCKS ANTI-SLAVERY ICON TUBMAN ON US DOLLAR

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    TRUMP KNOCKS ANTI-SLAVERY ICON TUBMAN ON US DOLLAR

    – Harriet Tubman will be face of $20

    – Trump thinks Tubman is “fantastic” but her face on $20 bill is “pure political correctness”

    TRUMP KNOCKS ANTI-SLAVERY ICON TUBMAN ON US DOLLAR
    Donald Trump

    TRUMP KNOCKS ANTI-SLAVERY ICON TUBMAN ON US DOLLAR

    U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has expressed his feelings on the country’s move to have anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman as the face of the $20 bill.

    According to him, Tubman is “fantastic” but having her replace seventh president Andrew Jackson as the face of the currency is “pure political correctness.”

    “Well, Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill.” Trump assessed during a town hall on the Today Show on NBC on Thursday. “I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic, but I would love to leave Andrew Jackson or see if we can maybe come up with another denomination.”

    Meanwhile, just as Ben Carson also has, Trump suggested,  that Tubman be put on the $2 bill. But then, it is no longer printed.

    According to CNN, the business mogul heaped praise on Jackson, whose presence on the $20 bill was criticized due to his history as a slave-owner and his dismal record on Native American and racial issues, epitomized by the Jackson administration’s infamous “Trail of Tears” policy that forcibly relocated the Cherokee people to devastating effect.

    TRUMP KNOCKS ANTI-SLAVERY ICON TUBMAN ON US DOLLAR
    Harriet Tubman on $20

    Trying to front an opinion: “Why will it take 14 years to get a woman on $20 bill?”

    “(Jackson) had a history of tremendous success for the country,” Trump said. “The $20 represented somebody really that was very important to this country. I would love to see another denomination and that could take place. I think that would be more appropriate.”

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    For Trump, Jackson’s removal was attributed to the popularity of the hit musical “Hamilton”, since it was the $10 bill, graced by first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. And the secretary had initially been targeted in the push to put a woman on a piece of U.S. currency.

    “As you know they were going to do the $10 bill, and then all of a sudden the Broadway play, ‘Hamilton,’ sort of saved that one,” Trump said.

    On the other hand, John Kasich, Trump’s primary competitor already praised Tubman on the campaign trail on Thursday. TRUMP KNOCKS ANTI-SLAVERY ICON TUBMAN ON US DOLLAR

    “She wasn’t some big shot. She became a big shot because of what she did,” Kasich said. “She saw something that she thought did not represent justice; she saw something she thought that was just patently unfair.”

    Tubman, who died in 1913 at the age of 91, escaped slavery in the South and eventually led hundreds of escaped slaves to freedom as a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. After the slaves were freed, Tubman was a staunch supporter of a woman’s right to vote.

    Of the decision to put Tubman on the $20 bill, which was announced this week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said, “What she did to free people on an individual basis and what she did afterward;
    that’s a legacy of what an individual can do in a democracy.”

    TRUMP KNOCKS ANTI-SLAVERY ICON TUBMAN ON US DOLLAR