Ben Carson: I Love Harriet Tubman, But ‘Find Another Way To Honor Her’

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April 20, 2016 2:46 p.m.

Former Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said Wednesday although he’s a fan of legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman, her likeness shouldn’t replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Asked in an interview on Fox Business Network about the announcement, Carson said Jackson, a slaveowner, was a “tremendous” President who balanced the federal budget.

“In honor of that, we kick him off of the money,” Carson cracked. “I love Harriet Tubman, I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her.”

Carson, who endorsed Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House, suggested they put Tubman on the $2 bill instead.

Watch video of the exchange over at the Daily Beast.

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