Betsy DeVos could be the stupidest person in just about any setting, but it’s hard to say if she’s the stupidest person in Trump World.
Trump’s cabinet is a frightening mashup of stupidity, incompetence and treachery, making the competition for the title of worst at anything very stiff.
When I use the word “frightening,” I mean it literally, not the way AOL uses words like “shocking” and “jaw-dropping.”
No one’s ever been shocked reading AOL “news,” nor has anyone’s jaw ever dropped.
Trump’s band of billionaires, scoundrels and idiots is enough to make one doubt that the star spangled banner will “yet wave” much longer.
Ben Carson’s home prominently features a portrait of himself with a friend.
Perhaps it was Black Jesus who told him to buy a $31,000 dining set for his office at taxpayer expense and give his daughter-in-law, Merlynn Carson a $500,000 no-bid contract.
You can read some of Carson’s idiotic mumbling by clicking HERE.
Carson’s complete incompetence as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is revealed in his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.
Rick Perry is secretary of one of the three departments he said that he would abolish if he became president, except that he forgot the very department he now heads.
He remembered Commerce and Education, but forgot Energy. Two out of three ain’t bad, huh? He didn’t even know what went on in there, anyway.
Scott Pruitt took the reins of the Environmental Protection Agency even as he had law suits pending against that very agency. He is a perfect example of the treachery of this administration.
Pruitt is an avowed enemy of the EPA on a mission to destroy the agency in his care, and not just by installing a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office.
If Pruitt has his way, Exxon Mobil will be drilling for oil in Yellowstone National Park.
Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce and Elmer Fudd body double is a banker who facilitated money laundering for Russian oligarchs and soon-to-be inmate Paul Manafort.
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin is a clench-jawed ventriloquist from Goldman Sachs who thought it was funny when Dishonest Don called NBC’s Chuck Todd a sleeping son of a bitch.
Like all Trump’s guys, Mnuchin travels well.
In the context of these characters, picking the stupidest is a challenge, but Betsy DeVos is definitely in the top five.
Before assuming her role as Secretary of Education, DeVos spent her time dismantling public education in Michigan, working hard to privatize the system as a collection of charter schools.
Like many of her magical beliefs, DeVos thinks that taking money and students away from public schools will somehow make them better.
As 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl found out, DeVos was blissfully unaware that her efforts have produced a failing public school system and charter schools operating with no oversight.
About Michigan schools, DeVos said, “I can’t say overall that they have all gotten better.”
DeVos admitted that she had never “intentionally visited an under performing school.”
This was not left wing, libtard, commie, gotcha journalism. These were simple, straightforward questions that the Secretary of Education should have been prepared for and should have been able to answer easily.
You can read some of DeVos’s comments and see the interview by clicking HERE.
Whether or not you think that DeVos is the stupidest person in Trump World or not, we should all be able to agree that she is an idiot who is uniquely unqualified for her position in our government.
Which is exactly why she has now been tasked with solving the problem of school shootings.
Are we great yet?
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