Harriet Tubman Won’t Be On the $20 Bill During the Trump Administration
Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin announced yesterday that former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman won't be on the $20 bill until after President Trump leaves office.
Back in 2016, President Trump praised Harriet Tubman, calling the move to put her on U.S. Currency "fantastic". However, he added that to put her on the $20 bill and remove President Andrew Jackson would be "political correctness".
The New York Times reports that Mnuchin is postponing the process until 2026, well after President Trump is out of office, and is instead focusing on "anti-counterfeiting security".
During the Obama administration, under then-Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, the original plan was to add important women from our country's history to U.S. Currency. That mean featuring figures like Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony.
If you are familiar with how this president rolls, this should NOT be a surprise.