Good riddance, Andrew Jackson: Stephen Colbert celebrates as "renowned Indian stabber" booted off the $20

But as Harriet Tubman arrives, "It's gonna get awkward in your wallet when she runs into Washington and Jefferson"


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Brendan Gauthier
April 21, 2016 4:06PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert last night weighed in on the much buzzed-about news of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman replacing "renowned Indian stabber" Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

"This is long overdue," Colbert said. "Harriet Tubman is an American hero who risked her life repeatedly to fight slavery. So it's gonna get a little awkward in your wallet when she runs into Washington and Jefferson."

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"It's truly exciting to have a woman on the twenty," he continued. "Although, unfortunately, due to the wage gap, it's now gonna be worth $17."

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

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