Joy Behar: Trump's Sending 'Dog Whistle' to Racist Base by Postponing Harriet Tubman Currency

May 23rd, 2019 2:24 PM

The co-hosts of The View went overboard as usual in decrying a Trump administration decision to postpone the release of the new twenty-dollar bills depicting abolitionist hero, Harriet Tubman. After Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin explained the bills wouldn’t come out till 2028 to deal with counterfeiting issues, the hosts slammed it as an obvious racist “dog whistle” to Trump supporters.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg sneered dismissively calling Mnuchin, “little Stevie” before suggesting this was just a cover up:

“I’m sorry, every time you hold up a bill you see the security strip. You see the watermarks. So, I don't think that's the reason, Steve. I think you’re not being upfront,” she said, making a skeptical face.


Meghan McCain pointed out that the decision to replace Jackson with Tubman was supported by Americans on both the left and right.

Sunny Hostin pointed out that the Treasury budget for this was much higher than the cost of printing these bills. McCain agreed, calling it a bad political move that didn’t make sense. But Joy Behar and Hostin wanted to bring race into it.

“Do you think it’s a dog whistle to his base?” Behar eagerly asked. Hostin immediately agreed. “I think so! I think so,” she nodded. Whoopi just shook her head and said, “I don’t know,” as the audience applauded Behar’s insinuation.

“If it isn’t, I would like to hear from Republicans on this. I would like to hear from his base,” Hostin claimed, to McCain’s frustration. “I am a Republican!” she gushed in response.

Despite the liberal co-hosts suggesting otherwise, there has been strong support on both sides for Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson as the face of the twenty-dollar bill. In all the left’s outrage, they also conveniently leave out the fact that Tubman was a devout Christian who was known for carrying a gun with her on her missions to lead slaves to freedom.