Anyone else want to claim he’s not a Democrat stalking horse for Granny Clinton?
Donald Trump on Thursday called Andrew Jackson’s ouster from the $20 bill an act of “pure political correctness” and called for Old Hickory to remain on money — even if it means printing a new currency denomination.
“Andrew Jackson had a great history. I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Trump told NBC’s “Today” show. “Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country.”
Good grief. He’s either hopelessly ignorant or simply has no clue what he’s talking about.
The GOP front-runner said he’s not opposed to honoring Harriet Tubman — who’ll be the new face of the $20 bill — but wished Jackson could have stayed put.
“I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic. I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can come up with another denomination. Maybe we do the $2 bill or another bill. I don’t like seeing it,” Trump said.
So if she’s fantastic, why is it not OK putting this famed Republican on the $20?
“Yes, I think it’s pure political correctness (to replace Jackson). (He’s) been on the bill for many, many years and really represented somebody that was really very important to this country.”
What’s that, slavery?
The face of Jackson, a slave-holder who was America’s seventh president and who has been roundly criticized in modern times for forcing Native Americans off their land, will be bumped to the back of the $20s when new bills are designed and unveiled in 2020, officials announced Wednesday.
Just a reminder: #NeverTrump.