The Trump administration is engaging with the survivors of the Parkland massacre after having a somewhat embarrassing listening session last month where the president was caught using a cheat sheet that said “I hear you.” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to the school on Wednesday and it probably could have gone better!
You may remember Secretary DeVos as the blank-brained billionaire who defended putting guns in schools citing potential “grizzly attacks” in Wyoming.
The Amway heiress announced she was going to meet with the survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the reactions to that news are… not good:
Betsy DeVos will visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tomorrow. Closed press. pic.twitter.com/NdTVKvfYR9— Joy (@Joy_Resmovits) March 6, 2018
Haven't those poor children suffered enough? https://t.co/lHpY4PoYHo— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) March 7, 2018
lmao those teens are going to rip her to shreds holy shit https://t.co/Nw57c8LRNr— Cassie Surprise (@chasspod) March 7, 2018
In fact, the Parkland teens were pretty pissed about it:
Literally no one asked for this https://t.co/79A54IbIht— Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) March 7, 2018
Good thing I was already planning on sleeping in tomorrow https://t.co/Oy6ALcDHLZ— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 7, 2018
Wait... we get to talk to her?.....Interesting https://t.co/aLmkv3B9dd— Lex (@lexforchange) March 7, 2018
According to students, DeVos didn’t really answer many questions:
I thought she would at least give us her "thoughts and prayers," but she refused to even meet/speak with students. I don't understand the point of her being here— carly (@car_nove) March 7, 2018
She also said the student newspaper was “following her”:
But hey, at least we can all agree that DeVos was brave just for going to a school without any guns:
What if there are bears? https://t.co/piZBrjXaAD— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) March 7, 2018
h/t: Huffington Post