Democratic lawmakers slammed Trump and Mnuchin for not being transparent about the redesign. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) accused Mnuchin of allowing “Trump’s racism and misogyny to prevent him from carrying out the will of the people.”
Many suspected Trump did not want to see President Andrew Jackson removed from the bill, as he’s often cited the 1829-1837 president as a hero and inspiration to him. Trump had a portrait of Jackson, a slave owner, prominently featured in the Oval Office throughout his single term.
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