Ben Carson: Harriet Tubman Deserves To Be On The $2 Bill
It was announced on Wednesday that Harriet Tubman would be replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. But according to former Republican Presidential candidate, Ben Carson, Tubman should maybe grace a bill worth a little less in value.
During a Fox Business Network interview Wednesday, Carson explained that Jackson was a “tremendous President” and that “in honor of that we kick him off the money.”
He followed up by expressing his love for Tubman and “what she did” but that “we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill?”
By the way, nobody uses the two-dollar bill.
And while Carson may be against Tubman gracing the $20 spot, other stars are rejoicing. Junrnee Bell Smollett wrote on Instagram:
Even Sarah Jessica Parker is excited for the change. The actress posted on Instagram:
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew also announced today that Hamilton will stay on the $10, but will add leaders from the women’s suffrage movement to the back. Civil rights era leaders will be also be incorporated into the $5 bill.