When Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would be replacing noted slaveholder Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill last week, the general consensus was that it was about damn time. Jackson, of course, isn’t exactly a beloved figure in American history. Tubman, however, embodies the exact opposite. So who the hell would actually be mad about any of this?Samantha Bee took that inquiry to her Full Frontal throne on Monday, finding asadly predictable answer.
“When we make such a dramatic change to something no one ever even looks at, we have to consider the fragile feelings of white men, who tragically appear on only seven out of seven bills currently in production,” Bee noted. “Where on Earth could I find a white man sharing his feelings?” A great (see also: egregious) place to watch white men sharing their unwarranted opinions, of course, is Fox & Friends. Host Brian Kilmeade was bummed about bumping Jackson to the back of the bill because, by his estimation, Jackson did “so much in the founding of our country.” Not so fast, Kilmeade.
“Jackson wasn’t involved in the founding of our country,” Bee reminded Kilmeade and his hopefully baffled followers. “The Revolutionary War happened before Old Hickory’s pubes came in. He wasn’t a Founding Father, he was a genocidal prick who forced the relocation of non-whites and fomented populist rebellion.” According to Bee, dude was essentially Donald Trump with “better hair.” Thankfully, Full Frontal was recently renewed by TBS, meaning additional Fox News fuckery won’t stand a chance.