I don’t know if this has been posited yet, probably has somewhere, but I’m curious as to what arrangement was worked out between Donnie and DeVos for her to agree to look the REALLY bad guy by cutting the budget for Special Olympics so he could then White Horse-It in to save the day and give the appearance that he’s a good man who cares. Especially when the infamous neo-Nuremberg rally video of him mocking the disabled popped it’s head up again recently. I mean, obviously, no one is actually going to cut the budget for Special Olympics as the optics of such would just be awful, so this was completely manufactured, propaganda-like, in an incredibly transparent attempt to burnish his image. Plus, the budget for Special Olympics is relatively small, less so, for example, than the estimated cost of Trump throwing himself a fascist admiration baby general military parade party, so no one is buying it.
Now, to be fair, Betsy DeVos cutting said budget on her own wouldn’t be completely out of the question as she is just a shit of human being but, again, I’m curious as to the arrangement. What did DeVos get in return for falling on the sword of public outcry so that Trump could appear the hero? Or maybe this was Donnie the Don just calling in that favor, mob boss-like (it’s how he operates after all) that DeVos has owed him from the beginning, since he nominated her for this bought education post that she is astoundingly unqualified and unsuited for that then led to one of the most embarrassingly horrendous confirmation hearings in the history of this country, hearings that in any sane non-trump reality would have had her unanimously rejected with an added recommendation that she be soundly mocked 24-7 for her stupidity. Or maybe it’s just a bit of a smokescreen to throw us off the fact that Betsy has added 60 million dollars to the budget of suspect charter schools that operate with no oversight and with surely most of that earmarked for Christian indoctrinary factories.
Well, whatever the arrangement and some of the reasoning was, we know one thing for certain. #DonnieDisaster’s propaganda machine is working overtime, hell, we can see that now as they spin the Meuller report, asking us to trust the State News word of a shill AG’s hastily trotted 4 page “exoneration” of the President even though he clearly had no time to actually read the full report, even with all the Russia connected indictments, an AG who feels the President is above the law and who’s 19 page memo from a short time ago decried, in part, the constitutionality of the investigation and whether a President can be indicted in the first place and what should have had him recusing himself from the whole thing the second he was confirmed all while trying to do everything they can to keep anyone, including congress, from actually reading it in full, all 400 or 700 pages of it, or at least until they’ve redacted most of it. Maybe even destroying some.
This will only get worse (history, apparently, hasn’t taught us much or maybe it has depending on your perspective and to what lows you will go to recreate it) and even more painfully obvious as we get closer to election day, well, more painfully obvious to some of us anyway.