The presumptive Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, announced to today that when elected his first order of business would be to put his own image on American currency.
There has been recent controversy over changing whose image is emblazoned across our bills. There is a huge divide among citizens about replacing Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill with an image of Harriet Tubman. It was that controversy that led to Trump’s outrageous remarks.
“Tubman? I mean…who is she? She not even pretty. Why do we want her? Look, here’s what’s…it’s going to be great, really great… as soon as I’m elected we’re going to change the face. But’s going to be my face. Can you imagine? I’m told it’s a very handsome face. Not the twenty though. That’s a loser bill. I’m going on the hundred. A great bill. I could go on the thousand. That’s what I deserve but not enough people have them. The hundred is something everyone walks around with. It’ll be gorgeous…so good. We don’t need Franklin anymore. What did he ever do? He wasn’t even president.”
No news yet about how the US Treasury feels about the idea of Trump bucks.
Here’s your first glimpse at the proposed Trump currency: