Outrage After Trump Says THIS About Obama Putting Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Outrage After Trump Says THIS About Obama Putting Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Trump gave his two cents on the unnecessary battle for the bill front, that Obama has introduced…and as in Donald Trump fashion, it’s not packaged nicely with a ribbon bow. But…who wants that anyway? That’s part of Trump’s charm.

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From the Daily Mail:

Donald Trump courted a new round of controversy on Thursday morning, describing as ‘pure political correctness’ a Treasury Department decision to make the black anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman the new face of America’s $20 bill.

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‘I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic,’ he said during a town hall event broadcast live on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, but ‘I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination.’

‘Maybe we do the $2 bill or we do another bill.’

‘I don’t like seeing it,’ the billionaire Republican front-runner said. ‘Yes, I think it’s pure political correctness.’

‘Andrew Jackson had a great history,’ Trump argued on Thursday, ‘and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill. Andrew Jackson had a record of tremendous success for the country … and really represented somebody that really was very important to this country.’

‘I would love to see another denomination, and that could take place. I think [it] would be more appropriate.’

Dr. Ben Carson, a Trump endorser who mounted his own campaign for the White House before pulling out of the race in March, made a similar suggestion Wednesday after the Treasury Department announced its intentions.

Carson also mentioned the $2 bill as a possible vehicle for honoring Tubman, drawing eye-rolls from Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly.

‘The two? The two is like the – nobody [uses] – the two? What?’ she asked.

Carson responded that ‘we have lots of options here. We can have a $200 bill.’

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that Tubman will replace Jackson on new $20 bills printed as soon as the year 2020, following the typical review period and the implementation of new anti-counterfeiting measures.

Whichever face graces the banknote, Trump said Thursday that people with millions in the bank should prepare to part with more $20s – and $50s and $100s – if he’s president.

Asked if he believes in raising taxes on the wealthy, Trump responded: ‘I do. I do. Including myself.’

Do you agree with Trump and Carson? Bringing back the $2 bill to full function…not a bad idea!

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