‘Saturday Night Live’ targets DeVos over ‘60 Minutes’ interview

“Saturday Night Live” took aim at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after she struggled during a “60 Minutes” interview to answer basic policy questions.

During a segment on SNL’s “Weekend Update,” DeVos, played by Kate McKinnon, was asked what happened with the interview.

“I think the problem is that the words that were coming out of my mouth were bad and that is because they came from my brain,” McKinnon said as DeVos.

{mosads}Anchor Colin Jost offered to give her another chance, asking her what her thoughts were on public schools and charter schools.

“I don’t like to think of things in terms of school. It should be up to the states,” McKinnon’s DeVos responded.

“In Wyoming, for example, which has many potential grizzlies, there should be a school for bears. And in Louisiana, crocodile crossing guards.”

She was further asked why she thinks she might be the most protested member of Trump’s Cabinet.

“I think it’s because I do not do a good job and I can’t because I don’t know how,” she said.

Jost also pressed her on her position on guns in school. McKinnon said she thinks states should be able to choose how they protect their schools “based on their circumstances.”

“We are working hard to ensure that all schools are safe learning environments for guns,” she said.

DeVos during a pointed “60 Minutes” interview last weekend struggled to answer basic questions about education policy and schools.

The school-choice advocate, who has pushed for policies that allow students to leave public schools and take public funding to charter or religious schools, struggled to explain what happens to the schools and students left behind in a series of questions from “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl.

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