CNN’s Kate Bolduan openly laughed in the face of Marc Lotter, President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign communications director, after he said he didn’t like to “play parlor games” involving Beltway gossip about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Trump is widely perceived to have thrown DeVos under the bus after her proposal to zero out Special Olympics funding went down like the Hindenburg.
“Did he hang Betsy Devos out to dry?” asked Bolduan, mincing no words.
“I don’t get into the ‘who’s up-who’s down’ in Washington,” Lotter replied. “I know it’s a great parlor game around here — ”
“Oh yes you do,” interjected Bolduan through peals of laughter. “You love to talk about who’s up and down if it’s Democrat-Republican.”
“That was part of a budget proposal that was put together by budget experts that are reflecting their needs to cut their budgets,” stammered Lotter, as Bolduan sat smirking at him. In this case, when the president found out about it he said no we are going to fund Special Olympics, they’re going to get their full funding, and so again he stepped in and made the call.”
“It’s just another one,” Bolduan said, laughing. “I’m feel for Betsy DeVos today.” .
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