On Sunday, Betsy DeVos appeared on 60 Minutes to give an exclusive interview with Lesley Stahl, and things probably did not go the way the Education Secretary had hoped.
DeVos has always been a controversial figure; Two republicans voted against her nomination. She wants to rewrite the Obama administration’s approach to policing campus sexual assault to protect not only victims, but also the accused. Oh yeah, and she also advocated for putting guns in schools in case a grizzly bear wandered in and needed to be shot. Seriously.
But still, DeVos maintains that she is not unfit for the role of Education Secretary, but just is simply "misunderstood."
However, when it came to her 60 Minutes episode, DeVos had a hard time explaining her own policies and plans.
Warning, watching this clip may cause you physical pain:
"Have you seen the really bad schools? Maybe try to figure out what they’re doing?" Stahl asked.
"I have not," DeVos answered. "I have not. I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming."
"Maybe you should," Stahl suggested.
To put it very lightly, Twitter was not impressed:
Back in the day, you may have live-tweeted awards ceremonies or football games. Now people live-tweet interviews with Education Secretaries. Strange times, indeed.
DeVos continually avoided questions about the more controversial issues, including sexual assault, arming teachers, and the #MeToo movement.
To watch the entire interview, click here.