The redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman will no longer be unveiled in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.
The unveiling had been timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Mnuchin said the design process has been delayed and no new imagery will be unveiled until 2028.
“The primary reason we have looked at redesigning the currency is for counterfeiting issues,” Mnuchin said. “Based upon this, the $20 bill will now not come out until 2028. The $10 bill and the $50 bill will come out with new features beforehand.”
What’s telling here is Mnuchin doesn’t even really feel the need to come up with a plausible excuse, it’s just a given that this administration is too racist to do it and that’s that. https://t.co/aTDJea95fV
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 22, 2019
The president who thinks Robert E. Lee is a hero has decided to prevent the public celebration of an actual hero: https://t.co/MAQwTOrXTA
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) May 22, 2019
Harriet Tubman, who was planned to be the first African American woman to appear on U.S. currency, will not be put on the $20 bill during the Trump administration. https://t.co/V2L8ZZqAqA
— NPR (@NPR) May 22, 2019
— CNBC (@CNBC) May 22, 2019
The white supremacists running this country are not about to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill to have y’all contemplating racism and resistance every time y’all go to the ATM. Y’all gonna get that good ol’ agent of genocide Andrew Jackson
— Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) May 22, 2019
They’re out here trying to erase Harriet Tubman but fighting for Robert E Lee statues. We see you.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) May 22, 2019