In @BetsyDeVosED’s budget, there are major cuts to programs like the Special Olympics. Sec. DeVos didn’t know the number of kids who would be hurt by that cut, so I made sure she now knows that 272,000 kids are seeing their support taken away. pic.twitter.com/6ZiOfDU4Ou— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 26, 2019
What was amazing about this is that Dwhile DeVos was claiming "philanthropy" was all that the Special Olympics needed, and that Special education funding would be cut, she and Trump wanted MORE tax dollars to be sent to their "Jesus rode a dinosaur" schools. Funny how they don't have to rely on the kindness of charity.
And at midday Thursday, DeVos was doubling down, trying to play victim and whining about how she was somehow mistreated for being called out and evading questions. DeVos was also still claiming that Special Olympics didn't need taxpayer funding.
Then, a few hours later....
President Trump responds to news that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was proposing a cut to Special Olympics funding: “I just authorized a funding of the Special Olympics. ... I have overridden my people, we’re funding the Special Olympics” https://t.co/Xk2PkovwDu pic.twitter.com/Kg0tmw7XzU— CNN (@CNN) March 28, 2019
Dear God. Does this doofus have a clue about what is in his budget. Or any other policy? And also, does Drumpf know he doesn't make that choice to add back money at this point? Only Congress can do that now, Biff.
And Betsy? She also saw the light!
NEW from Sec. DeVos: "I am pleased and grateful the president and I see eye-to-eye on this issue, and that he has decided to fund our Special Olympics grant. This is funding I have fought for behind-the-scenes over the last several years.” https://t.co/oQLfTiARkF— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) March 28, 2019
That's all fine and dandy, but this week's folly by the Trump Administration underscores something that applies across a lot of issues with the GOP these days.
"Watch what they do, not what they say." Except when they're called out like DeVos and try to respond. That tends to speak volumes.
PS- Along those same lines.
.@RealDonaldTrump claiming to support the Great Lakes is like an arsonist congratulating themselves for putting out a fire they started.— Rep. Dan Kildee (@RepDanKildee) March 29, 2019
Trump's own budget, for three years in a row, has nearly eliminated the same #GreatLakes funding he now claims to be saving.