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Trump Education pick mocked for tweeting grammatical mistake

Victoria Sarno Jordan

President Donald Trump’s pick for Education secretary Betsy DeVos is coming under criticism on Twitter for a tweet that incorrectly used the word “historical.”

In a tweet that was later deleted, DeVos wrote, “Honored to witness the historical inauguration and swearing-in ceremony for the 45th President of the United States.”

Other tweets quickly pointed out that “historical” is meant to refer to past events, while “historic” refers to important events.



{mosads}The post was later changed after The Washington Post reported the inaccurate use of the word.



De Vos faced critical feedback given her nomination to be Education secretary.


DeVos, like many of Trump’s cabinet members, has faced pushback from Democrats who are critical of her views. She was grilled during her three-and-a-half hour confirmation hearing over her past criticism of public schools and for saying she supported guns in school so children could protect themselves from grizzly bears.

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