Donald Trump: Harriet Tubman Shouldn’t Steal Andrew Jackson’s Spot, Give Her A Smaller Bill (VIDEO)


Donald Trump got the chance to weigh in on the news that Harriet Tubman will be featued on the $20 bill during an NBC “Town Hall” event on Thursday morning – and his response was clueless.

Co-host Matt Lauer asked the Republican frontrunner about the prospect, wondering if he thought the decision was made because of “political correctness.”

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You have so often during this campaign railed against political correctness,” Lauer said. “Do you see this as a move that is all about political correctness, or is this a move that is simply way overdue?

Trump responded that he thinks Harriet Tubman “is fantastic,” but touted the “tremendous history” of Andrew Jackson (whose legacy includes being a racist even for his time period, a slave owner, and the man responsible for the genocide of Native American tribes). He said that instead of replacing Jackson with Tubman, they should either put her on the $2 dollar bill or create a new denomination.

I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic. I’d love to leave Andrew Jackson, and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination. Maybe the $2 bill or another bill. I don’t like seeing it. Yes, I think it’s pure political correctness. Been on the bill for many, many years. and really represented somebody that’s 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.

Trump’s response is perfect for his racist followers, all while still leaving the bigoted billionaire able to proclaim that he himself is not a racist, even if he has been gleefully endorsed by the KKK.

Watch the segment here, via Today:


Featured image via Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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