Donald Trump has nominated a moron to serve as education secretary. Betsy DeVos is unfit to head up our public schools in every way imaginable. But apparently, being humiliated for her ignorance during her train wreck of a confirmation hearing wasn’t enough. So Friday, she decided to take to Twitter to prove to the world that she can’t even grammar.
DeVos tweeted out this mess of grammatical errors following the inauguration.
Naturally, she took down the humiliating tweet and replaced it with a corrected version after the Washington Post called her out on her ignorance of the English language.
Honored to witness the historic Inauguration and swearing-in ceremony for the 45th President of the United States! pic.twitter.com/jjWEgMTSov
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) January 20, 2017
Twitter was also quick to pounce, pointing out that her post should have said “historic” rather than “historical.”
“Historic”. Take a class in English. https://t.co/yk66mgueZz
— Get.a.way (@purtheil) January 20, 2017
— Pill Moyers (@RuggedAristotle) January 20, 2017
@BetsyDeVos good edit, at least you learn from your mistakes, O barely-literate secretary of barely-education nominee
— stexvex (@StxV) January 20, 2017
— McBiff (@McBiffing) January 20, 2017
@BetsyDeVos I’m a public school teacher and you just FAILED basic grammar, Miss Billionaire Private School Fail. You should know this, fool
— Nancy Lee (@nancyleeny) January 20, 2017
It was then pointed out to her that “president” should not be capitalized unless it comes directly before a person’s name.
— Leah Spradlin (@drewandlukesmom) January 21, 2017
@BetsyDeVos “president” is lower-case unless attached to someone’s name. “45th president” or “President Trump.” Same with inauguration.
— Nobody (@xebeche914) January 20, 2017
@BetsyDeVos Glad to see you tried to fix this post, but there is still a grammar error. Maybe ask a 4th grade public school teacher to help?
— W Wes Buckingham (@buckingham_w) January 20, 2017
@BetsyDeVos president shouldn’t be capitalized… but keep trying, you’ll get there.
— Jonathan Hudon (@Hoodin) January 21, 2017
Others noted that she should have said “swearing in of” rather than “swearing in for.”
— Charles R. Kaiser (@ckaiserca) January 21, 2017
Twitter users also explained to DeVos that inauguration shouldn’t be capitalized either.
@BetsyDeVos inauguration in your usage is down, like I just used it, as in lowercase! Thank my public school education.
— Rich Glickstein (@richglickstein) January 21, 2017
— Nicky Naptime (@nickynaptime) January 21, 2017
And some people added that an inauguration is the same as a swearing-in ceremony. Redundant much?
— B. Traven 💮 (@BeeTraven) January 20, 2017
@BetsyDeVos You know inauguration and swearing in are the same, right? Unlike proficiency vs. growth.
— Elissa Bass (@ElissaBass) January 21, 2017
@BetsyDeVos the inauguration IS the swearing-in ceremony!
— Matthew Abel (@matthewabel) January 21, 2017
But wasn’t all negative for poor Betsy. This is Twitter after all, so of course there were plenty of Trump’s “poorly educated” voters to lend their support and declare that grammar doesn’t really matter anyway.
@BetsyDeVos Do people actually care about crap like that? It’s not even that noticeable. Grammar doesn’t matter on the internet. Grow up!
— Vincent Gaspar (@vincentgaspar24) January 21, 2017