Trump: Harriet Tubman Belongs on Food Stamps-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A report that Donald Trump said Harriett Tubman’s face belongs on food stamps, not the $20 bill, has gone viral.
You can chalk this false report up to a fake news website.
The story appeared at TMZHipHop, a fake news website known for publishing satirical articles that are centered on hip hop culture, under the headline “Donald Trump Says Harriet Tubman Face Belongs on Foodstamps.” The report begins:
Said Donald Trump who believes Harriet Tubman face is more deserving of a EBT card than a twenty dollar bill.
Donald Trump posted to his Facebook page that he believes Harriet Tubman’s face belongs on a food stamp card and America needs to stop punking out to the pressure of minorities and groups.
Contrary to that report, no such post appeared on Trump’s Facebook page, and we couldn’t find any record of him actually saying it.
However, Trump did catch flake for his response to the Treasury Department’s announcement back in April that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Trump said Tubman was “fantastic” but suggested that she appear on the $2 bill in an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show:
Andrew Jackson had a great history. I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill. Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country … Maybe we do the $2 bill or we do another bill … I don’t like seeing it. Yes, I think it’s pure political correctness. Been on the bill for many, many years and really represented — somebody that was really very important to this country. I would love to see another denomination, and that could take place. I think it would be more appropriate.
So, although Trump did oppose the Treasury Department’s announcement that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, reports that Trump said Tubman should appear on a food stamp card is false.