Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee thinks anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman is “fantastic” but the move to have her replace the seventh president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill is “pure political correctness”.
He said, “Well, Andrew Jackson had a great history and I think it is very rough when you take somebody off the bill”. Trump said during a town hall on the “Today” show on NBC Thursday morning. “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”.
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Trump suggested as Ben Carson also,that Tubman be put on the $2 bill which is no longer printed.
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.