Ben Carson would rather see Harriet Tubman on the $2 bill -- a bill no one uses

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Ben Carson Wants Harriet Tubman On The $2 Bill

Former presidential candidate Ben Carson isn't a fan of the U.S. Treasury Department's plan to replace former President Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Carson appeared Wednesday on Fox Business Network, where he voiced his displeasure with the decision. "I think Andrew Jackson was a tremendous secretary, a tremendous president," Carson told Neil Cavuto.

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Carson noted one of Jackson's most legendary accomplishment is balancing the federal budget. "In honor of that, we kick him off of the money," Carson said.

When asked if he was "anti-Tubman," Carson said, "I love Harriet Tubman, I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her.

"Maybe a $2 bill?

The $2 bill is one of the rarest denominations in the country, accounting for less than 1% of all U.S. currency.

h/t the Daily Beast

Ten facts you should know about Ben Carson:

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Ben Carson would rather see Harriet Tubman on the $2 bill -- a bill no one uses

1. He is a weekly opinion columnist for The Washington Times.

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2. He is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his father was a minister.

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3. He was raised in Detroit by a single mother, alongside is older brother Curtis.

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4. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States.

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5. He was the first doctor to successfully separate occipital craniopagus twins in 1987.

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6. He has written six bestselling books, all by an international Christian media and publishing company.

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7. He has criticized “political correctness” because he says it goes against freedom of expression, and became known for this idea when he was the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013.

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8. There’s a Lifetime movie made about his life, with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the starring role.

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9. Before November of 2014 Carson was not a member of any political party.

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10. He and his wife started a scholarship fund called "Carson scholars fund" in 1994 which has so far awarded 6,700 scholarships to kids for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities."

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