Hoax Alert: Donald Trump DID NOT Say Harriet Tubman's Face Belongs On Food Stamps

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  • by: Alan Duke

A fake story detected as trending by Lead Stories' Trendolizer system purports that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has attacked the U.S. Treasury Department's plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Not only is this trending story a hoax, but it is also racist. The FreddyMag.com story quotes Trump as saying "Harriet Tubman's face is more deserving of a EBT card than a twenty dollar bill."

"Donald Trump posted on his Facebook page that he believes Harriet Tubman's face belongs on a food stamp card and America needs to stop punching out to the pressure of minorities and groups. Trump sys he won't allow any of his companies to accept Harriet Tubman twenties... "

This is no such posting on Trump's Facebook page. The story is a total hoax.

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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