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Key Words: Trump undercuts DeVos, says Special Olympics will be funded

“And by the way, can someone pull Betsy from under the bus?”

That’s what Rep. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, said Thursday after President Donald Trump said he was overriding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposal to cut nearly $18 million in funding for the Special Olympics.

“I have overridden my people. We’re funding the Special Olympics,” Trump said Thursday as he left the White House for a rally in Michigan. “I’ve been to the Special Olympics. I think it’s incredible.”

That undercut DeVos, who had staunchly defended the widely condemned proposal, saying earlier this week that her department had to make “difficult decisions” with budget cuts, and suggested the Special Olympics be funded through private donations.

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