Betsy Devos was asked this morning about Trump’s vulgar language when talking about Chuck Todd over the weekend. Here’s how she responded:
CNN – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s use of vulgarity on the campaign trail to mock NBC News anchor Chuck Todd, pointing to “an opportunity and responsibility to be examples to our kids.”
Todd’s NBC colleague Savannah Guthrie pressed DeVos on the President’s remarks during an interview Monday, asking, “I wonder, as the education secretary, who’s in charge of what our kids learn, what do you think of that kind of language? Would you wash someone’s mouth out with soap?”
DeVos replied, “I would probably use different language myself,” before calling on adults to serve as good examples.
“That would include the President as well,” she added.
The interaction came at the end of this interview, where Guthrie grills Devos about restricting the age limit on gun purchases as well as guns in our schools:
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At one point Guthrie asked if teachers should be able to carry ‘assault’ weapons. Ugh, what kind of question is that? No one is suggesting that teachers should be carrying fully automatic weapons, nor are they suggesting that teachers carry semi-automatic rifles.
And then she suggests a student over the age of 18 could legally carry and “assault” weapon. I guess the inference here is that this will happen if we don’t increase the age limit? How dumb. There are plenty of public places one cannot go even with a concealed carry license. Why on earth would she assume that schools would allow students to carry any weapons at all?
I get that Guthrie wants to give Devos a tough interview, but some of these questions were just absurd.