President Donald Trump allegedly responded to anti-racist protesters who have torn down Confederate statues in recent weeks by swiftly signing an executive order to protect the monuments of men who fought to preserve slavery at the expense of the union but ‘systematically’ delays the roll-out of a redesigned $20 bill that bears the face of a Black woman who not only fought against slavery, but did so in furtherance of the union.
Media report advanced by Laura Coates among others postulates that the Trump administration has chosen to celebrate Confederates who fought a war against their own country and killed hundreds of thousands of Americans in the process so they could continue to torture, terrorize and enslave human beings.
Meanwhile,Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who denied the claim that he delayed the redesign, said the new bill requires the development of anti-counterfeiting technology and a new print process.
The President praised the honorable cadets for their service recently when he spoke at the United States Military Academy at West Point graduation earlier this month.
he He said, “You became brothers and sisters pledging allegiance to the same timeless principles, joined together in a common mission to protect our country, to defend our people, and to carry on the traditions of freedom, equality, and liberty that so many gave their lives to secure … Today, you graduate as one class, and you embody one noble creed: Duty, Honor, Country”.
Some in the U.S are questioning Trumps fairness toward other races: “This is a commander in chief who touts duty to one’s country in one breath, before asking our nation to continue paying homage to the Confederate generals who rebelled against the US military in the next. It is this same commander in chief who vilified athletes for kneeling during the National Anthem, claiming the peaceful protest was disrespectful and unpatriotic. And yet, he asks America to honor those who fought against actual patriots and tried to destroy the country by seceding from the union”.
Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad – a military veteran serving as both a nurse and the head of an espionage network for the Union Army.
She was the founder of a nursing home for the elderly and poor, and an outspoken advocate for women and African Americans.
Her daring contributions were arguably more useful than those of our lesser-known presidents.
It is believed that the Trump administration chose to be oblivious sacrificial heroism by frustrating the process to expedite the redesign of the $20 bill which may carry her photo.