“Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill. Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country,” he said. “I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic. I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination, maybe we do the $2 bill or we do another bill.” He went on to call the change “pure political correctness.”
Forget whether the Treasury made the right decision -- it did. What I find do striking is Trump's non-specific language, which had been characteristic of his response to every issue:
Jackson had a "great history" and "tremendous success for our country." Tubman is "fantastic" too, but it's "rough" to remove someone from a bill (as if Jackson, dead 170 years, would notice). These are empty words -- a list of vague modifiers disconnected from the historical record or anything else that might be considered concrete.
In the end, Trump attributed it all to his favorite phrase, "political correctness," without bothering to say much of anything. This is the Trump way, of course, to rely on empty language ("we're going to win so much you'll get tired of winning") because he doesn't have much of an actual plan.
It allows him to be anything to anyone and nothing all at once.