Stating that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once said students who booed her at a historically black college lacked the “capacity to understand” what the Trump administration is trying to accomplish, Central State University graduate Omarosa Manigault Newman is definitely telling-all in her new book about her time spent as the only African-American woman in a high-ranking position in the White House.
“Betsy got up onstage to give her speech and was immediately, loudly booed by the entire audience,” Manigault-Newman wrote. “Graduating students and their families stood up and turned their backs on her.”
“I was seated onstage watching this travesty unfold. When the booing started, she should have wrapped it up, but she went on and on for twenty minutes, talking over the booing. I was thinking, It’s not about you! Abandon your full speech! Adjust, woman!”
But, according to The Hill, Maniguault Newman said that DeVos thought the speech went “great,” before adding that the students who booed “didn’t get it.”
“They don’t have the capacity to understand what we’re trying to accomplish,” DeVos said, according to Manigault Newman, who inferred that what DeVos meant was that “those black students were too stupid to understand her agenda.”