Last year, Barack Obama announced that President Andrew Jackson would be removed from the $20 bill so that former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman could be placed on it. While President Donald Trump can’t reverse this plan, he let Obama know exactly what he thinks of it by doing something huge for Jackson.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that Trump hung a portrait of Jackson up in the Oval Office just five days after he moved in. On Wednesday, he’ll honor the legendary president once again when he will visit the Hermitage, Jackson’s home, and lay a wreath at the former president’s tomb.
Trump has previously described Jackson as “an amazing figure in American history — very unique so many ways.”
Jackson was the first president to be elected on the populist vote, and like Trump, he often said the system was rigged against him. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has compared Trump to Jackson in the past, pointing out that they share a similar populist message.
“Like [Andrew] Jackson’s populism, we’re going to build an entirely new political movement,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter.
Tubman is set to be put on the $20 bill by 2030. When Obama announced this plan, Trump slammed it as a decision of “pure political correctness.”
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