Right-wing Twitter trolls are boiling in a stew of hatred over this 150-year-old American hero
The news that abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 was met on social media with both celebration and skepticism.
The icon of freedom and courage was chosen to become the first black American to appear on U.S. currency, and the former president was chosen for removal instead of Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury who appears on the $10 bill.
Twitter conservatives greeted the news with bewilderment and simmering anger.
Whats next? HARRIET TUBMAN TO REPLACE ANDREW JACKSON ON $20 BILL, SOURCE TELLS FOX BUSINESS | https://t.co/EqwS5HVm93
— Elizabeth Curtiss (@namusca) April 20, 2016
Tubman was important, but removing a president… https://t.co/03q7QLJ0eg
— Gabriel Fontenot (@fontenotgabe) April 20, 2016
Sad day, they are replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman
— Carson Gaither (@Carsonclg__) April 20, 2016
— Robert A. (@OriginalBubsRA) April 20, 2016
— Lord Humungus (@DarklyEnlightLM) April 20, 2016
>Harriet Tubman on a bill
This is why no one carries cash anymore.
— Crimson (@MaximumOverhonk) April 20, 2016
#HarrietTubman on the $20 is clearly a conspiracy to force a cashless society. Race aside, she’s ugly
— Alt Right (@_AltRight_) April 20, 2016
— Dathan Scroggs (@DathanScroggs) April 20, 2016
Andrew Jackson was one of my favorite presidents. Why couldn’t Harriet Tubman be on the 50 instead?
— Dirty Sprite Legend (@Dajuiceman568) April 20, 2016
If Harriet Tubman is going to be on the $20 than can we put Ronald Reagan on the $50?
— Philip Greenwald (@PhilipGreenwal1) April 20, 2016
Replace a president with Harriet Tubman for no reason? Okay https://t.co/gyaxUYrGNE
— Cameron Vinson (@Cameron_Vinson) April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman should have been on the $20 Food Stamp.
— #MAGAMan (@MAGAMan_X) April 20, 2016
— End Cultural Marxism (@genophilia) April 20, 2016
— F3AR (@ExtraHotCheese) April 20, 2016
— Down With AntiWhites (@prowhitesunite) April 20, 2016