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.”
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:
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