Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ended up on 60 Minutes Sunday night. It's unclear if she knew she was going to be there, because she seems insanely unprepared for an interview? DeVos is best known for suggesting guns should be allowed in schools in case of grizzly bear attack, so folks tuned in to see what else she'd try.
On of the worst clips from the whole nightmare was put up on twitter by Axios, and it features interviewer Lesley Stahl trying to get a coherent answer from DeVos about why she isn't investing money on things like making sure the school buildings don't fall down on kids. DeVos's thing is focusing on the individual kids by giving them vouchers to go to the schools they want, which could potentially be a good thing. However....
"Have you seen the really bad schools? Maybe try to figure out what they’re doing?" Stahl asks.
"I have not," DeVos admitted. "I have not. I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming."
"Maybe you should," Stahl said, though she should have screamed it.
Folks are roasting DeVos for being so completely incompetent on screen. Again.
I went to a liberal arts college and this is the most bullshit answer I have ever heard said out loud.— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) March 12, 2018
She was aware of this interview. She could have prepared. What an embarrassment.— Suz (@suz_o_rama) March 12, 2018
I'll bet every once in a while she Googles what her job is. Then does the opposite.— @EmarvinJo (@608_692) March 12, 2018
I thought that Betsy DeVos interview was an episode of Drunk History but turns out she’s the Secretary of Education— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) March 12, 2018
I’m still un-tumbling the mental gymnastics she played with her word vomit but, I think she drunk said she’s not giving money to support the structures that house the students?! So when the walls are literally falling down around them... pic.twitter.com/GQN7xnvPhS— Julia Hill (@jmkhill2004) March 12, 2018
You know the crippling fear that you’re inadequate & one day everyone will realize it? Betsy DeVos is what happens when you don’t feel that way even when you should.— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) March 12, 2018
Betsy DeVos could have lived the rest of her dumb life as an unknown billionaire but apparently she had to seize the opportunity to make children's lives infinitely shittier— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) March 12, 2018
Betsy DeVos perfectly represents the modern American Dream, where all you need to make it is vast inherited wealth and no fucking clue what you're doing.— Molly Hodgdon (@Manglewood) March 12, 2018
However, as with Donald Trump and many of his cohorts, Betsy DeVos still has an agenda. And that's perhaps to destroy public schools, as many people suggested:
I've said it before & I will say it again. Her entire plan is to privatize our public school system in the same mold as our prison systems. This is ultimately about turning a profit & not educating the Avg. tax payers child.— Cheeba Jones (@CheebaJones) March 12, 2018
She may not articulate it at all, because it doesn't play well with rational voters, but she's not stupid. She's doing exactly what she intended in Michigan for years. Kill public schools "by a thousand cuts". Open for-profit charters that can get state aid meant for public ones.— JillieBean 🗽🌊 (@vikingwp) March 12, 2018
A lot of these charter schools DeVos is pushing kids towards are run by evangelical Christians, and few would be subject to the same protects against discrimination that public schools are. DeVos also wants to eliminate rules that protect the safety of LGBTQ people and access for the differently abled.
But it's more fun to think of her as just being thicker than day old oatmeal:
Of all the idiots and sycophants surrounding Trump, Betsy DeVos might be the most clinically unqualified & willfully ignorant. I don't think I've ever seen anyone in government know so little or care so less.— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) March 12, 2018
We all expected a controversial blonde woman to embarrass the Trump administration on 60 minutes, we just thought it would be Stormy Daniels not Betsy DeVos.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 12, 2018
Stupid like an evil, malicious fox.