We seriously cannot wait for Ben Carson’s media moment to be over. In addition to being one of the worst presidential candidates turned Trump surrogates, the former neurosurgeon also thinks Harriet Tubman doesn’t deserve to be on the front of the $20 bill.
On Wednesday, Carson appeared on Fox News and questioned the decision to yank Andrew Jackson from the face of the $20 note.
“Well I think Andrew Jackson was a tremendous secretary. I mean a tremendous president,” Carson explained. “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.”
Despite Carson’s assertion that Jackson was a “tremendous president,” the former Commander-In-Chief is best known for being the most racist president in the history of the United States. Jackson not only built his wealth by owning hundreds of slaves, but he also kicked tens of thousands of Native Americans off of their lands and forced them onto reservations. Ever heard of the Trail of Tears? Yeah, that was Andrew Jackson’s doing.
So, while Tubman served as a spy for North in the Civil War and personally led hundreds of enslaved Black Americans to freedom, Carson thinks she isn’t good enough for the $20 bill because Jason balanced the budget nearly two centuries ago.
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While Carson said he “loves” Tubman and “love what she did,” he believes we can find another way to honor her.
His suggestion? Put Tubman on the $2 bill, which hasn’t been issued since 2003.
Bye Ben. BYE!