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He’s got another bill denomination in mind, and yes, it’s a real one…
Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson joined Neil Cavuto on FOX Business Network to discuss the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill.
“Well I think Andrew Jackson was a tremendous secretary — I mean a tremendous president,” Carson said.
“Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt.”
“In honor of that we kick him off of the money,” Carson said.
Carson assured Cavuto that he was not anti-Harriet Tubman, but thought, perhaps, there might be a better spot for her.
“I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill,” Carson said.
Tubman is most celebrated for using the Underground Railroad to help free hundreds of slaves from slavery.
The change to the $20 bill comes during a tumultuous and precarious moment in history and some Americans have been weary of the decision, suspecting it’s another attempt to re-write history, while others welcome it.
As for reaction to Carson’s comment? That seemed mostly to range from bewilderment to anger:
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y’all HEAR what Ben Carson said about Tubman on the $20?! He said he loves her but she should be on the $2 bill. SHUT YO UNCLE TOM AHH UP?
— Stephanie ❤ (@stephiebabe93) April 20, 2016
Ben Carson: Maybe Tubman should go on the $2 bill https://t.co/Ilu0eSxP7W – This guy right here is such a …..
— Renee Kelly PR Girl (@ReneeKellyGirl) April 20, 2016
Stop being so uppity, Harriet. Be happy with the $2 bill. Really…really? https://t.co/D9Xp6K4Vvw
— Topher Sanders (@ReporterTopher) April 20, 2016
Your boy Ben Carson suggests Harriett Tubman go on the $2 bill
Can we suggest he goes on the $3 bill
perhaps rotating with
Kinko the Clown
— Jason Wood (@Mr_Jason_Wood) April 20, 2016
@thehill A brain surgeon, it’s safe to say, is considered SMART. It’s been shown some SMART people are Peculiar(Nuts). IMO Dr Carson is BOTH
— B Howard (@Qdog_8) April 21, 2016
@politico Because he and Cruz want to abolish the IRS.
— Sandra (@296005) April 21, 2016
But there were a few folks who seemed a little more forgiving:
— Dario Witer (@DarioWiter1) April 21, 2016
@BreitbartNews come on Ben. Be a conservative. NO changing or creating anything if it costs any more tax payer money to do it or implemnt it
— Steve (@rgblight) April 21, 2016
@BreitbartNews — EXACTLY !!
— ut2004 (@ut2004) April 21, 2016
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