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Trump's admiration for 'slaveowner' Jackson halted Tubman $20 bill, CNN host suggests


Added 06-15-19 03:20:01am EST - “CNN anchor? Don Lemon heavily implied Friday night that President Trump halted plans for placing abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill by expressing admiration for "slaveowner" President Andrew Jackson, the current face on the…” - Foxnews.com

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CNN anchor Don Lemon heavily implied Friday night that President Trump halted plans for placing abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill by expressing admiration for "slaveowner" President Andrew Jackson, the current face on the currency.

On his "CNN Tonight" telecast, Lemon played a video clip of then-candidate Trump saying that he'd "love" to leave Jackson on the $20 bill and suggesting that Tubman could instead go on the $2 bill, calling the Obama-era Tubman plan "pure political correctness."

"So Harriet Tubman, the American hero who risked her life to free slaves, should get the $2 bill that hasn't been printed in years, and Andrew Jackson, the owner of slaves who is known for the policies that lead to the deaths of countless of Native Americans, should stay on the 20?" Lemon reacted.

A U.S. $20 bill, featuring a likeness of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States. (U.S. Treasury via Associated Press)

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