- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ben Carson lauded former President Andrew Jackson as a “tremendous president” after it was announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman would replace him on the $20 bill.

“I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her,” the former Republican presidential hopeful said Wednesday on Fox Business, The Daily Beast reported. “Maybe a $2 bill.”

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the move Wednesday, which included keeping Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back. Jackson is still expected to stay on the back of the $20 bill.

“I think Andrew Jackson was a tremendous secretary — I mean a tremendous president,” Mr. Carson said. “I mean, Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt.

“In honor of that, we kick him off of the money,” he added.

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