CNN- Former presidential candidate Ben Carson disagrees with the plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, and on Wednesday suggested another note for her: the $2 bill.
“I love Harriet Tubman,” the former GOP White House hopeful told Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto. “I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill.”
“Andrew Jackson … was a tremendous president,” Carson told Cavuto. “I mean, Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt.”
Thomas Jefferson currently resides on the $2 bill, which is seldom used in circulation. Carson didn’t discuss what should be done with the existing design of the $2 bill.
Hilarious move here by Ben Carson to attempt to remain relevant. The first thing I thought of yesterday after they announced the news that Harriet Tubman was moving onto the twenty dollar bill was, “Damn what does Carson have to say about this” followed by “Is Trump seriously considering anti-vax Doctor Carson for a VP spot?” I can’t hate the guy for using his ten minutes of fame to remain in the national spotlight heading into the June Republican Delegation, but maybe CNN should be focusing on other important issues at hand such as candidates that are actually still in the running for president (or Baby Dolphins giving birth caught on video, which I guess is a top headline right now on CNN).
On another note, Carson mentioning that Andrew Jackson was a “tremendous president” who was the last to balance a federal budget is a pretty hilarious statement after reading this CNN article fact checking the last balanced budget to Bill Clinton in 2001. I guess he also misremembered the “Trail of Tears” and other debacles of the Jackson presidency, but we’ll let it slide. The dude says he really likes Tubman but just wants her to be represented on the $2 bill. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a two dollar bill in my hands, but I can say the same about a woman as well. In fact, this is a perfect idea. Carson is the gift that keeps on giving.