Trump: Don’t put Tubman on $20 bill

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WASHINGTON: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Thursday he opposes placing an image of one-time slave Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, saying she should grace the rarely used $2 note instead. “Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take someone off the bill,” Trump told NBC’s “Today” show when asked about the US Treasury’s plan to remove the 19th-century President and make Tubman the first African-American to be featured on American currency. Citing Jackson’s “history of tremendous success for the country,” Trump said it would be nothing but “pure political correctness” to displace him from the widely used note. “Maybe we do the $2 bill” for Tubman, Trump added. “I would love to see another denomination, and that could take place. I think it would be more appropriate.”

AFP

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