Conway hits back at teachers' union president over Education nomination

Conway hits back at teachers' union president over Education nomination
© Getty Images

Top Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE aide Kellyanne Conway on Thursday hit back at Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, for criticizing the selection of Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. 

ADVERTISEMENT
Weingarten on Wednesday called DeVos, a wealthy school-choice advocate, "ideological" and "anti-public ed."

Conway shot back: "A ringing endorsement for Betsy Devos, tapped for Ed Secretary, from  .

Congrats, Betsy! Repeal , increase choice."

DeVos, a billionaire GOP donor, once served as head of the Michigan Republican Party.

She is married to Dick DeVos, the son of billionaire patriarch Richard DeVos Sr., co-founder of the direct-selling company Amway. The DeVos family has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past several decades on philanthropic and conservative causes.

Weingarten said that with the nomination of Betsy DeVos, Trump “makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America.”