Don’t mess with the Special Olympics!
Courtesy of NBC News:
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that a proposed $18 million cut in Special Olympics funding has been withdrawn.
“The Special Olympics will be funded, I just told my people,” Trump said outside the White House.
The president’s announcement comes after his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, was grilled by congressional Democrats in two hearings this week over the proposal to eliminate all federal funding for the Special Olympics.
The Special Olympics is largely funded by private donations but receives $18 million a year in federal funds that the organization said it uses for school programs for students with disabilities.
DeVos expressed support of the budget change after the president’s announcement.
“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. This is funding I have fought for behind-the-scenes over the last several years,” she said.
Wait, what? SHE fought for Special Olympics funding?
If that is true it means Trump let her try to defend this decision before the Senate, take all of the abuse for being the face of these draconian measures, and then came along later and revered it so that he could appear to be the hero.
That is some evil shit right there.
It should also be noted that the Trump Administration has teen talking about defunding the Special Olympics for three years now and that all of the other cuts to special education programs appear to still be in place.
These are no heroes they are simply very, very good at manipulation.