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White House Officials Watched Betsy DeVos' '60 Minutes' Interview in Horror: Report

The secretary of education looked grossly unfit for office.

Betsy DeVos
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According to a Monday CNN report, the White House wasn’t pleased with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during her interview with “60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl.

“She gave a performance that has not received stellar reviews. I’ll try to be polite here,” host John Berman said to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA). “We’re just getting some information from our White House team that the White House — White House officials watched in dismay as Betsy DeVos struggled to answer basic questions about the nation’s schools.”

DeVos has been blasted by political pundits for everything from not knowing anything about her panel for school safety to her failure to visit at-risk schools (she has attended several religious and nontraditional private and charter schools since being confirmed).

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Watch the commentary between Berman and Lieu below:

Sarah K. Burris writes about politics and technology for Raw Story.