Many of Donald Trump's cabinet members have been ridiculed. Oreo Cookies made fun of Ben Carson after a HUD gaffe. Late night news presenters ripped off Wilbur Ross from the Simpsons because of his physical and behavioral similarities to Mr. Burns.
But no figure was as despicable as Education Minister Betsy DeVos. Even at committee hearings, billionaire Trump is insulted right in front of her face.
And when DeVos had a disastrous 60-minute interview in 2018, California Democrat Jared Huffman couldn't resist throwing a big shot at her. "Dear President Trump, "wrote Huffman. “If you want to meet someone who has an actual IQ problem (instead of just being black), meet your Minister of Education, Betsy DeVos. Rich, white and dumber than a bag of hammers. "
Dear President Trump, if you want to meet someone who has an actual IQ problem (rather than just being black) meet your Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Rich, white and dumber than a bag of hammers. https://t.co/hrkNuF1OQW
– Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) March 12, 2018
However, Huffman felt he needed to revise the tweet after DeVos' recent comments leaked. According to Politico, the Minister of Education recently said to the staff: "Let me leave you with this plea: resist. Be the resistance to forces that are holding you back from doing right thing for the students. Please put students first in everything you do – always. "
The Congressman shared the Politico article, writing: “I once went to the trouble of calling Betsy DeVos "stupid as a bag of hammers". But after four years as our Minister of Education, I now realize that an apology is due. To hammer. "
I once took heat for calling Betsy DeVos "stupid as a bag of hammers". But after her 4 years as our Minister of Education, I now realize that an apology is owed. To hammer. https://t.co/k84VOJ81sH
– Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) December 16, 2020
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.