Treasury secretary Jack Lew announced on Wednesday that abolitionist famous for the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman will replace former president Andrew Jackson whom was also a slave owner.
Presidential candidates have weighed in on the new change.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump wasn’t too happy about Tubman being the one replacing Jackson.
“Well, Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Trump said during a town hall on the “Today” show on NBC Thursday morning. “I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic, but I would love to leave Andrew Jackson or see if we can maybe come up with another denomination.”
Ohio Governor and third place GOP candidate John Kasich agreed to the change.
“She wasn’t some big shot. She became a big shot because of what she did.”
Second place candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz almost predicted Tubman to be on the $20 bill back in September. He, along with Marco Rubio thought Rosa Parks will be in it while keeping Alexander Hamilton on the $10 (which is what is happening).
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders shared common opinions.
“A woman, a leader, and a freedom fighter. I can’t think of a better choice for the $20 bill than Harriet Tubman,” Hillary Clinton said on Twitter.
Bernie responded with:
“I cannot think of an American hero more deserving of this honor than Harriet Tubman.”