45 and his crew are certainly doing a horrible job at trying to convince us they’re not a bunch of racists. The Secretary of Treasury gave us one more example of how much this current administration hates black people by failing to support putting slavery liberator Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

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In a Thursday (Aug. 31) interview on CNBC, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said honoring a decision to replace 7th US President Andrew Jackson with an image of Tubman was not one if his primary concerns. He even dismissed the idea again after the interviewer noted the “cultural aspects” of putting a black woman’s face on US currency.

“Ultimately, we’ll be looking at this issue. It’s not something that I’m focused on at the moment…

“People have been on the bills for a long period of time. This is something we’ll consider. Right now we have a lot more important issues to focus on.”

Mnuchin defended side-skipping the question by explaining his main concern in preventing counterfeiting and changes to currency could pose security concern.

The former Treasury secretary (under President Barack Obama) announced the decision to put Tubman on the $20 bill in April 2016. Jackson’s image would be moved to the back of the bill. Then-candidate Donald Trump called the decision “pure political correctness.”

Mnuchin’s comments got a collective side-eye from Twitter and caused Harriet Tubman to become the No. 2 trending topic (only behind the reported ending of DACA, another racially motivated move by 45).


Designs for Tubman’s $20 bill and a $10 bill honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment—which gave women the right to vote—were to be revealed by 2020. A spokesperson for the Treasury Department did not elaborate on Mnuchin’s comments, but did note no new bills are scheduled to go into circulation until 2026.

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