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Devos says she’s been fighting for Special Olympics ‘behind the scenes’ after Trump takes credit for reversing cuts

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos makes remarks during a major policy address on Title IX enforcement, which in college covers sexual harassment, rape and assault, at George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, after vehemently defending cuts to the Special Olympics for days, found herself thrown under the bus by President Donald Trump just hours after she was raked over the coals during her second day of congressional testimony.

President Trump spoke to reporters barely hours after DeVos screamed at Senate Committee Democrats, falsely accusing them of using “disabled children in a twisted way for your political narrative.”

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Reversing course the President told reporters that the “Special Olympics will be funded, I just told my people.”

“I just authorized a funding of the Special Olympics,” the President added. “I have overridden my people, we’re funding the Special Olympics.”

Secretary DeVos issued a statement suggesting she was secretly against eliminating the $17.8 million in Special Olympics funding.

“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,” the Secretary said, as NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports. “This is funding I have fought for behind-the-scenes over the last several years.”

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