Jun 3, 2020

Trump invites Harriet Tubman to tour White House bunker


ASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaking to reporters Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump extended an invite to long-deceased abolitionist Harriet Tubman to tour the White House bunker where he sought refuge over the weekend.

"Just like Harriet Tubman, I know a thing or two about going underground, and we've really got a great bunker, a very tough bunker, everyone has said one of the most beautiful bunkers, and I just think Harriet would appreciate it," Trump said. "It's a great place to go, and it's of course underground, and when you think of underground, you think of the Underground Railroad, so I really think she's going to like it and I'm looking forward to hosting her there."

When questioned by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta about whether he was aware that Harriet Tubman had died more than 100 years ago in 1913, Trump defended the move, saying, "That's exactly what I'd expect to hear from Fake News CNN, but the American people know that I love Harriet Tubman, I respect Harriet Tubman, I've probably done more for Harriet Tubman than anyone, so my people are waiting to hear from her people about when she wants to come visit."

Trump went on to discuss the possibility of Tubman being put on the $20 bill, which his administration has delayed.

"Well, it's a great bill, the 20, and we have so many great Americans on our bills, and people have been recognizing more and more the work that Harriet Tubman has been doing in the community, on the railroads, so it's something that we're looking at very strongly," Trump said, "but there are a lot of other faces people have said they'd like to see, so we're considering everything, but to Harriet I say, come see the bunker and maybe you'll get on the money, who knows? What do you have to lose?"