Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush suggested on Wednesday that British prime minister Margaret Thatcher should be put on the American $10 bill.
Talking in a televised debate for Republican candidates vying to run for the White House, Bush was quizzed on his preference on which woman should feature on American money, and used the opportunity to praise the Milk Snatcher.
“I would go with Ronald Reagan’s partner, Margaret Thatcher,” he said, referencing the close relationship between the British prime minister and the American president of the same era, both revered in Republican circles.
“Probably illegal, but what the heck?” he added, explaining Thatcher probably wouldn’t pass because she is not American.
“A strong leader is what we need in the White House, and she certainly was a strong leader that restored the United Kingdom into greatness.”
Shortly after this suggestion a subsidiary of Al Jazeera, a Qatari-backed media group, threw together a mock-up of what the Milk Snatcher bill might look like:
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Under plans from the US Treasury a woman will be added to an American bill for the first time in 2020 to celebrate 100 years since women were given the vote in the States through an amendment to the country’s constitution.
Candidates other than Thatcher for the bill included the wife of candidate Mike Huckabee, the mother of candidate Ben Carson and Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Donald.
In entirely unrelated news Bush also admitted during the presidential debate that he had smoked marijuana 40 years ago.
Image Credit – Margaret Thatcher on US $10 bill by Al Jazeera