Today the U.S. Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman (former slave, American hero) would be replacing Andrew Jackson (former slave-owner, 7th POTUS) as the face of the $20 bill. Good job, country.
While social media celebrates one of the great full-circle moments in modern history–Michael Jordan‘s infamous “Crying Face” has already found its way to Jackson’s $20 bill—Ben Carson, who took his “nice try” bow-out of the 2016 Presidential race and shamelessly endorsed current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump last month, continued his audacious sound bite tour with an appearance on Fox Business, where he was asked about the Treasury’s decision. He wasn’t thrilled about Jackson, who was “a tremendous secretary and president,” catching the boot.
When he was subsequently asked whether or not he’s “anti-Tubman,” Carson replied by saying, “I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill.”
Sure, Ben. Let’s use the bill that’s been all but rendered useless to honor one of the people to whom you owe your existence and platform. Watch the full, cringeworthy interview clip here courtesy of The Daily Beast.