On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos eliminated $18 million in funds from the Special Olympics as well as a 26 percent-cut in special education programs in schools across the county.
“We had to make some difficult decisions,"she said. "We are not doing our children any favors when we borrow from their future in order to invest in systems and policies that are not yielding better results."
"I think the Special Olympics is an awesome organization, one that is supported by the philanthropic sector as well," she said.
In @BetsyDeVosED’s budget, there are major cuts to programs like the Special Olympics. Sec. DeVos didn’t know the n… https://t.co/c3gHkGG5XW— Rep. Mark Pocan (@Rep. Mark Pocan)1553623700.0
However, Twitter users dragged DeVos on the internet.
@therealezway I suspect this is the case. People like DeVos see special needs & disabilities as drains on society,… https://t.co/hS86gzdYDH— Cap'n Johnny Greybeard (@Cap'n Johnny Greybeard)1553645553.0
@repmarkpocan @NatCookResists @BetsyDeVosED To better translate what Betty DeVos is saying " education should only… https://t.co/xaMbJM4hBE— sacbolts21 (@sacbolts21)1553646309.0
As an announcer for the LA Special Olympics games in 2015, I worked first-hand with athletes, coaches, and managers… https://t.co/6gtdk9MCCp— Carrie - not cool with evil. (@Carrie - not cool with evil.)1553646299.0
i have nothing to say but betsy devos and this administration are truly fucking evil. fucking soulless https://t.co/NSUUMXtACy— carrie (@carrie)1553646289.0
Betsy DeVos has been wildly effective at pushing our government's white supremacist goals. Ableism is a part of wh… https://t.co/vm7bncETPF— Wagatwe Wanjuki 🇰🇪 🇧🇸 (@Wagatwe Wanjuki 🇰🇪 🇧🇸)1553646289.0
Betsy DeVos donating a portion of her salary to the Special Olympics only to turn around and decimate the entirety… https://t.co/ljMoCmjvsJ— Liz Plank, MSc. phD in adhd & depression (@Liz Plank, MSc. phD in adhd & depression)1553635340.0
Just when you thought the Trump admin couldn’t possibly stoop any lower Betsy DeVos and Co. cut all funding for the… https://t.co/W8OUHY6aC5— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1553627776.0
The @SpecialOlympics is one of the organizations there is. The work they do is incredibly important, meaningful, an… https://t.co/DGQtZc5SWZ— Anya Alvarez, Dog Mom to Ruthie (@Anya Alvarez, Dog Mom to Ruthie)1553634861.0
Please RT. The benefits of Special Olympics, which I have seen first hand as volunteer are IMMEASURABLE. DeVos prop… https://t.co/FMrByYs3B3— Marlee Matlin (@Marlee Matlin)1553638536.0
FUN FACT: Trump has spent 270 days at one of his golf courses. If he had spent only 250 days, it would pay for the… https://t.co/cjk7N4M7jl— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1553644398.0
Betsy DeVos is trending so that means one of five things... 1. She did something horrible. 2. She took away money… https://t.co/6VSHzjFJPV— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1553637695.0
Betsy DeVos cut funding from the Special Olympics. Because she’s Betsy DeVos, and she’s fucking terrible.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1553637133.0
Besides that 18 million dollars could be spent on secret service protection for the presidents large adult children… https://t.co/08274JwlEP— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1553636192.0
Overlooked in the Special Olympics outrage against Betsy DeVos is the 26% cut to state grants for Special Education… https://t.co/sUbyzzBl59— Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon) (@Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon))1553645259.0
Putting Betsy DeVos in charge of education is like putting Cruella de Vil in charge of Dalmatian Rescue. https://t.co/XnPfK967mq— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@Edan Clay 🇺🇸)1553647901.0
Betsy Devos, faux Christian, proclaims had to slash budget for Special Olympics cause they "had to make tough de… https://t.co/Y0V7oGgsLj— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1553638654.0
Just when you think Trump’s regime can’t be any crueler, Betsy DeVos cuts all of the funding for the Special Olympi… https://t.co/qQ06uPoExn— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@Ryan Knight 🌹)1553636986.0
Betsy DeVos' has a net worth of $5.2 billion. She could personally fund the special olympics with pocket change. Bu… https://t.co/EQrmhH3h5N— Steve Marmel (@Steve Marmel)1553631019.0
There is absolutely no good reason to cut funding for the Special Olympics except being a cruel and heartless piece… https://t.co/t0KGFCMjmz— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1553643732.0
WebBreacher: RT Pappiness: Betsy DeVos, on cutting funding to the Special Olympics: "We had to make some difficult… https://t.co/pd3S8Y4SRl— thesecuritydaily (@thesecuritydaily)1553649027.0