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Ben Carson: 'I Love Harriet Tubman' But Put Her on $2 Bill


By    |   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 04:58 PM

Ben Carson says he doesn't have a problem with putting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on U.S. currency, but he doesn't like the idea of removing President Andrew Jackson to do it.

"I think Andrew Jackson was a … tremendous president," Carson said Wednesday on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto Coast to Coast."

"Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget where we had no national debt," Carson added. "In honor of that we kick him off of the money."

Carson said he isn't opposed to honoring Harriet Tubman, who smuggled slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

"I love Harriet Tubman, I love what she did," Carson said. "But we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill."

The announcement that Tubman will replace Jackson on the $20 was made on Wednesday by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

Lew had considered putting a woman on the $10, replacing Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary, but Lew received intense lobbying by fans of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton."

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Ben Carson says he doesn't have a problem with putting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on U.S. currency, but he doesn't like the idea of removing President Andrew Jackson to do it.
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