At a time when just about everyone agrees (except Devin Nunes) that there was foreign interference in our 2016 election process, why does Donald Trump eliminate one of the most important positions tasked with protecting the U.S. from future attacks?
At this point, we are not even assured that similar tampering won’t occur during the 2018 midterms.
As the Trumps appear to be using the office of the presidency to personally enrich themselves, the U.S. Congress, whose job it is to provide oversight, have zero investigations into these matters.
Like most Trump appointees, Ms. DeVos was selected to actually dismantle and disrupt the department she heads. For now, her plan to privitize education probably won’t be as easy as she had thought and hoped.
On May 16, 2018, the president of the United States called undocumented immigrants “animals.”
You’ll also recall that in June 2017, Eric Trump referred to Democrats and other critics of his father saying, “To me, they’re not even people.”
The president and his family set the tone and level of discourse for the rest of the country. This may explain why there has been a marked increase in the number of hate crimes/verbal attacks directed at minorities. After all, as the Trumps would say, they’re only ‘animals,’ ‘not even people.’
Since taking office, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has derailed investigations into abuses by for-profit colleges. The unit charged with investigating such matters has been sidelined, reassigned, or told to look into other matters.
In fact, she has hired several former employees of for-profit colleges to top-level positions, some from colleges that were under investigation. One such person is Julian Schmoke Jr., a former dean at DeVry, hired as new chief enforcement officer, making him head of the team charged with policing fraud in higher education, which before DeVos and Trump, included DeVry University.