The Treasury announced it will be redesigning the $20 bill by removing Andrew Jackson and using the image of Harriet Tubman. During a TV interview, Donald Trump was asked for his reaction and opinion.
GOP presidential front-runner and business tycoon, Donald Trump, said Thursday that abolitionist Harriet Tubman is “fantastic” but she shouldn’t replace former President Andrew Jackson.
Trump cited “pure political correctness” for the Treasury Department’s decision to feature the African-American abolitionist — who was born into slavery and led the Underground Railroad — instead of the nation’s seventh president, a slave owner.
Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show, Trump said Tubman’s likeness should go on a different bill.
“Well Andrew Jackson had a great history and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Trump said. “Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country.”
He suggested that “maybe we do the $2 bill” or something else for Tubman.