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Melania Trump Responds To Librarian's Diss!

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While Donald Trump is busy feuding with the NFL, the First Lady is cooking up some beef of her own.

In case you hadn't heard, Melania Trump and the Department of Education sent out 10 Dr. Seuss books to a few schools for National Read a Book Day.

The problem was, they sent them to schools whose libraries had already exhibited excellence and won awards — in other words, fantastic financially backed collections where they wouldn't even be noticed instead of underfunded schools which could use them.

That led Liz Phipps Soeiro, librarian at the Cambridgeport Elementary School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to write an open letter to FLOTUS slamming her gesture as empty, out-of-touch, and in lock step with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' routine marginalization of underprivileged schools.

Well, on Friday morning FLOTUS' director of communications Stephanie Grisham responded on behalf of Melania, telling Fox News

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Booed By Students During Her Commencement Address At A Historically Black University!

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These students deserve all kinds of applause!

On Wednesday, Betsy DeVos stopped by Bethune-Cookman University in order to give the historically black school's commencement address. It's said many students and alumni objected to the Education Secretary's presence at the graduation as they claimed her appearance was merely an "empty gesture" to their community.

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Nonetheless, the president of the university ignored the complaints and defended the commencement speaker selection by highlighting DeVos' philanthropy work and (supposed) dedication to education. Please remember that this particular Trump lackey totally forgot segregation existed and called Historically Black Colleges and Universities "pioneers" of the school choice movement. Smh.

And it appears as though the students at BCU's graduation had no problem showing Betsy exactly how they felt about her, as about half the attendees turned their backs and booed the 59-year-old during her speech. YASSSS.

Be sure to ch-ch-check out footage from the graduation for yourself (below).

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Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos Pretends Segregation Wasn't A Thing By Praising Historically Black Colleges As 'Pioneers' Of The 'School Choice' Movement

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HOW IS THIS WOMAN SECRETARY OF EDUCATION?!

Honestly, Betsy DeVos should be ashamed of herself.

On Monday, following a meeting with the presidents and chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Miz DeVos released a statement where she praised these institutions as "pioneers" of the school choice movement.

Ummmm, excuse you??

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The Donald Trump lackey wrote:

"HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice. They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. Their success has shown that more options help students flourish."

In the words of POTUS — WRONG. In case you forgot, a large majority of these schools were created after the Civil War and provided academic opportunities to black students as the Jim Crowe era shut them out of institutions which were exclusively for whites.

Many critics have also brought up the fact that these schools were founded out of necessity since the Plessy v. Ferguson ruling legally allowed segregation. These weren't "more options" as Betsy puts it — they were the ONLY option for many black students.

Thankfully, many political leaders have since DRAGGED Betsy for this ignorant comment. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri went as far as to call the remark "totally nuts." The Senator elaborated on Twitter:

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Twitter Is PISSED After Conservative Artist Compares Besty DeVos To Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges!

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Betsy DeVos has gotten a lot of heat since being appointed as Donald Trump's Education Secretary.

Aside from her lack of education experience, critics have accused the Republican party activist of buying her way into the cabinet, as she has donated millions of dollars to the GOP over the years.

Because there's no logical reason to back the appointment of this billionaire with no public service record, Devos' supporters are grasping at some bigggg straws.

Related: Department Of Education Is STRUGGLING With Basic Spelling!

One conservative cartoonist tried to make DeVos seem like the a victim in this scenario, but in doing so probably made the worst comparison in the history of historic figures.

Glenn McCoy made a mockery of an iconic painting of civil rights icon Ruby Bridges, who in 1960 became the first African-American to attend an all-white public school in the south.

The then 6-year-old and her mother had to be escorted to the New Orleans school by four U.S. marshals due to protestors. The historic scene was painted by Norman Rockwell, titled The Problem We All Live With.

Well, now the problem we all live with are idiots like McCoy, who thought it would be appropriate to recreate the painting with DeVos instead of Bridges.

The worst part is that where the original art had the N-word plastered across a wall, McCoy replaced with "CONSERVATIVE."

Come the fuck on, people! If you don't see what's wrong with that, you need to sit and contemplate your place in the problem.

After Twitter unleashed a frenzy on the syndicated artist, he issued a sort of apology for those who didn't like his metaphor usage, writing:

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Library Of Congress Pulls Donald Trump's Portrait Due To A Grammatical Error!

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As evidenced by his Twitter account, grammar isn't really Donald Trump's strong suit.

And apparently, the inability to write a cohesive sentence is trickling down to the rest of the White House!

Over the weekend, an inauguration portrait of the President was removed from the Library of Congress store after Twitter users pointed out a glaring typo!

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The pulled poster features a beaming Trump with a quote from his inauguration printed over his chest — but one of the four lines has a grammatical error that even George W. Bush would have been able to point out!

The misspelt quote read:

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The Department Of Education Is STRUGGLING With Basic Spelling — & People Are NOT About It!

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Betsy DeVos' Education Department is already off to a GREAT start. NOT!

Over the weekend, the Department of Education took to Twitter to share some inspiring words by historian W.E.B. Du Bois — only they totally butchered the civil rights activist's name. Smh.

Related: Meet Trump's Newest 'Alternative Facts' Guy, Stephen Miller!

The department posted:

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C'mon, guys. You're the department of EDUCATION, spelling is supposed to be your forte. Obviously, people had A LOT to say about the social media blunder (below).

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Watch Betsy DeVos Leave The Kids Behind After Being BLOCKED By Protesters From Entering A DC Public School!

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Damn, Betsy DeVos tried to enter a public school for (probably) the first time in her entire life… and she was PHYSICALLY blocked from entering the building by protesters!!

And you know what the newly-appointed so-called Secretary of Education did??

Walked away and left.

Byeee!

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We think our favorite part is when the loyal #Resistance member goes all Game Of Thrones and starts yelling:

"Shame! Shame! Shame!"

Another protester can be heard saying:

"She doesn't represent anything that they stand for."

Watch it all go down (below)!!

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