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One of the last items that brought us joy during President Obama’s presidency was when his administration made it public knowledge that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in 2020.

On Wednesday Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said those plans are indefinitely on hold, at least until Trump leaves the White House, The New York Times reports. According to Mnuchin, Tubman’s likeness will not actually go into play until 2026, meaning circulation would not occur until 2028.

During a Wednesday exchange with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the Massachusetts lawmaker asked Mnuchin whether or not he agreed that it was important to have diverse representation and specifically inquired  about the redesign plans to include Tubman.

Mnuchin explained that he is working on enhancing the anti-counterfeiting security features.

“The primary reason we have looked at redesigning the currency is for counterfeiting issues,” Mnuchin said. “Based upon this, the $20 bill will now not come out until 2028.”

Trump has undoubtedly criticized the decision to place Tubman on the bill, diminishing the achievements of the woman we affectionately call Moses for leading hundreds of slaves to freedom.

Trump suggested the move would exemplify “pure political correctness” and instead proposed that the Tubman be placed on the $2 bill instead.  “Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Mr. Trump said at the time.

However, one of Tubman’s descendants blasted the decision, saying the decision to produce the bill with Tubman’s image was a racially motivated decision, according to CNN.

Lawmakers agree that the delay is disgraceful to the legacy of Tubman and what she means to descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

“The administration’s decision to drag their feet and delay the redesign of the $20 until 2028 is unacceptable,” Rep. Elijah Cummings said in a statement. “Our currency must reflect the important role women, and especially women of color, have played in our nation’s history.”

PHOTO: Horatio Seymour Squyer, 1848 National Portrait Gallery/Public Domain

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8 thoughts on “Those Tubmans You Wanted To Spend Won’t Happen Until Trump Is Gone

  1. Why don’t you go look at any black run shit-hole in Africa and see how blacks live instead of spewing your racist anti-white propaganda daily. You and your affirmative action degrees don’t impress since you earned them through the caste system. Wanna talk about slavery? Plenty of it exists today in Africa. Blacks enslaving other blacks and being enslaved by Arabs. You truly are a pathetic, racist POS Middleton!

    • Michael Middleton on said:

      The ignorant forever wants to argue and create drama. They have no solutions and only seeks havoc and attention through much senseless stupidity.

  2. Ted Gravely on said:

    I hope this isn’t enacted under this racist. Mrs. Tubman was running from fat orange treacherous devils like Trump. She wouldn’t want an evil disgusting pig like Trump bestowing any honor upon her. The best thing that devil can do is delay it. The vile folks on bill’s now like that dog Jackson and fatty Benjamin are fitting. American money is blood money and changing it under this garbage administration doesn’t seem right.

    • Michael Middleton on said:

      @Ted….I agree……It would be so disingenuous to the human race for this psychotic bozo to give honor to Harriet Tubman. We can wait!

    • Ted,

      I have news for you. The only devil is you. You and your kind, blacks, are the worst racists I have ever seen You hate everyone, Asians and Hispanics as well. Why? Well look at yourselves. Give a black person an island you get Haiti. Give an Asian person an island you get Japan. You get the picture blackboy! Lowest on the totem pole! You know it too devil!

  3. jhuf on said:

    We already have women of color on our currency you can have all the Sacagawea dollars you want Trump is right why have our money looking like some 3rd world African script

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