Hillary Clinton starts campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill

Hillary Clinton starts campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Hillary Rodham Clinton capped off her first 100 days in office with a dazzling Rose Garden press conference where she announced a new initiative to “put a woman's face on the $20 bill.” When "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson asked she'd selected the $20 bill for a makeover, Clinton quipped, “because I cannot stand Old Dickory.”

“Without doubt, Andrew Jackson is the worst President in American history,” continued Clinton. “And I’m including William Harrison, who lasted for basically a day.”

Speaking without notes, Clinton said she despised Jackson's hostile campaign rhetoric, disregard for other cultures, expansion of federal power at the expense of states, and fervent populism.

Incidentally, many political pundits have drawn extended comparisons between Jackson and failed presidential candidate Donald Trump, who deployed similarly vicious white supremacist rhetoric on the campaign trail, and shared Jackson's penchant for authoritarian government. 

Clinton proposed replacing Jackson's portrait on the $20 with images of with the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, the labor activist Ethel Rosenberg, feminist legal scholar Catharine A. McKinnon, the abortion activist Margaret Sanger, civil rights leader Rosa Parks, and the black panther activist Angela Davis.

Immediately, GOP senators denounced Clinton's plan, warning that as soon as the federal government makes the $20 female, "it will be worth just 79 percent of its previous value."

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