Betsy DeVos: Donating More So Our Schools Get Less


>>Stephen: WELCOME TO “THE LATE
SHOW,” EVERYBODY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT. YOU’RE TOO KIND. WELCOME TO “THE LATE SHOW.” I’M YOUR HOST, STEPHEN
COLBERT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD OF THIS STEVE BANNON FELLA IN THE WHITE
HOUSE. ( BOOING )
EVIDENTLY, HE’S DONALD TRUMP’S–>>Jon: WOW.>>Stephen: A FRIENDLY CROWD. ( LAUGHTER )
HE IS DONALD TRUMP’S SENIOR STRATEGIST. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT
HE’S THE GUY REALLY RUNNING THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT I’M NOT SURE
I BELIEVE THAT, BECAUSE THERE’S NO PROOF THAT ANYONE’S RUNNING
THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. BUT THESE RUMORS . ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THESE RUMORS HAVE GOTTEN UNDER TRUMP’S– I WANT TO SAY SKIN. BECAUSE YESTERDAY HE
TWEETED, “I CALL MY OWN SHOTS, LARGELY BASED ON AN ACCUMULATION
OF DATA, AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT.” YES. EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. THAT’S WHAT YOU TWEET AT
7:00 A.M. THINGS EVERYBODY KNOWS. I DON’T THINK TRUMP LIKES THIS
THING. SO IF HE DOESN’T LIKE THESE
BANNON RUMORS, HE’S REALLY NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS. YOU GUYS SEE THE NEW “TIME”
MAGAZINE? HAVE YOU SEEN THIS YET? IT’S GOT BANNON ON THE COVER. AND IF YOU’VE GOT CHILDREN IN
THE ROOM– ( LAUGHTER )
FIRST, EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT A MAGAZINE IS. ( LAUGHTER )
THEN GET THEM OUT, BECAUSE HERE GOES. RIGHT OVER HERE. OVER HERE? OKAY. THERE YOU GO. ALL RIGHT. YEAH. GOOD LORD. HE LOOKS LIKE HELMETLESS DARTH
VADER ON METH. I DON’T KNOW– I DON’T KNOW IF
THIS GUY– ( APPLAUSE )
I DON’T KNOW IF THIS GUY’S CALLING ALL THE SHOTS. IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE HE’S
DOING ALL THE SHOTS. ( LAUGHTER )
BUT, STEVE, STEVE, I JUST– JUST QUICK, AND I MEAN THIS, YOU
KNOW, SINCERELY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE EVER
WORKED FOR A POWERFUL GUY OR A TV PERSONALITY BEFORE, BUT THEY
KIND OF LIKE TO BE THE ONES ON THE COVER OF THE MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHT. YOU’RE TWO WEEKS INTO THE JOB. STOP HOGGING THE LIMELIGHT–
OR WHATEVER LIGHT SOURCE THEY’RE USING FOR THIS PHOTOGRAPH HERE,
ALL RIGHT. A GLOWING CORPSE. WHATEVER THEY USED. A ZOMBIE. TRUMP’S NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS. DONALD’S NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS. REMEMBER, HIS NEW BEST FRIEND IS
VLADIMIR PUTIN. SO IF TRUMP OFFERS YOU SUSHI,
DON’T EAT IT. HAVE THAT PUT IN A SECURE
CONTAINER, PLEASE. MEANWHILE, WHAT’S THE BIG NEWS. OH, TODAY, THE SENATE CONFIRMED
EDUCATION SECRETARY AND WOMAN AHEAD OF YOU AT STARBUCKS WITH A
REALLY COMPLICATED ORDER, BETSY DEVOS. NOW, THERE ARE 100 SENATORS. SHE GOT THE VOTES OF ONLY HALF
OF THEM. SO HER FIRST ACT IS TO MAKE 50
COUNT AS A PASSING GRADE. NOW, DEVOS, OUR SECRETARY OF
EDUCATION– HAS NEVER ATTENDED, WORKED IN, OR SENT HER KIDS TO
PUBLIC SCHOOL. SO HOW DID SHE GET THE
NOMINATION? WELL, THERE’S A TINY CHANCE THAT
MONEY PLAYED A ROLE, SINCE DEVOS’ FAMILY GAVE AROUND $200
MILLION TO REPUBLICAN CAUSES, INCLUDING DONATIONS TO FOUR
SENATORS ON THE COMMITTEE OVERSEEING HER CONFIRMATION. ( AUDIENCE BOOING )
OOOH, THAT REMINDS ME OF A MATH PROBLEM! “BETSY HAS $200 MILLION. SHE NEEDS 50 VOTES. HOW MUCH MONEY CAN SHE GIVE TO
EACH SENATOR TO MAKE SURE PUBLIC SCHOOLS GET LESS?”
BUT, WHATEVER– WHATEVER WHAT HAPPENS, HAPPENS.( APPLAUSE ).( CHEERS )
THANK YOU.
PEOPLE, PEOPLE LOVE MATH
PROBLEMS. I’VE SAID IT FOR MANY YEARS. SO, WHATEVER. SHE’S NOW BEEN CONFIRMED. REPUBLICANS PUT EVERYTHING ON
THE LINE ON THIS ONE. THIS WAS THE HILL TO DIE ON. FOR REPUBLICANS, CLEARLY,
NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN GETTING THE RIGHT LEADER FOR THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, WHICH TODAY THEY INTRODUCED A BILL TO
ELIMINATE. “CONGRATULATIONS, BETSY. YOU’RE THE NEW PILOT OF THE
“HINDENBERG.” GOT A LIGHT?”
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

100 thoughts on “Betsy DeVos: Donating More So Our Schools Get Less”

  1. I try not to insult based on appearance, but it's just too easy: Steve Bannon looks like he's been on a coke binge for years now.

  2. Kind of irrelevant to this video, but there are ACTUALLY a pair of pro-Trump TV ads floating around right now (I last saw on CNN). One is essentially telling people how totally great Trump is doing while the other is telling people how Goursich(sp?) is the perfect choice for SCOTUS pick.

    Like, how bad do you have to do that a political group has to buy ad space (outside of a campaign season, mind you) to come to your rescue and convince people that you don't suck? Sad.

  3. A CEO is in charge not a president. Corporate America now in charge. Say goodbye to education healthcare and Social Security will be next.

  4. even if the school system gets cut, theres a wealth of knowledge on the internet for anyone who willing to learn rather then waste all their time on facebook and youtube. This isnt the 1700's, everything a school or even uni should teach you is online. If you have internet, go to a shitty public school and fail in life, the only person to blame is yourself

  5. We gonna die… I don't know why I thought, "hey the worst that could happen is that they'd get rid of the dop, they're not gonna do something as stupid as that…" why did I think this wouldn't happen.

  6. This is a brilliant strategy by the Republicans. All the 10 year-old's in school right now, will have poor education for the rest of their school years. And when they hit 18 years old they will be eligible to vote. When that time comes around, you're looking at millions of dumb voters, who obviously would vote the next dumb Republican after Trump…

  7. Are they really considering abolishing THE FUCKING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. I've never truly feared for my future more then right now, if that's how much education to our children's lives mean to them.

  8. Betsy DeVos:
    The very definition of unqualified, but hey….she gave millions to the right people so……………

  9. Stephen I look forward to your show every night after work.  You always make me laugh out loud.  I never had an interest in politics until I came across your show when it first came out and your show is hands down my favorite and sometimes only show I watch on T.V. I get my news from you instead of the regular news programs.  Your very attractive, cute and extremely funny!

  10. What a crock of shit. The public education system in America is broken. Has been for a long ass time. This is even more true in urban schools. Black and brown kids have been left behind by the unions and the education establishment. When a system no longer works it's time for a new direction. Is Betsy DeVos the answer? I have no idea. She sure as hell can't do much worse.

  11. It's all about getting more money in their pockets and greed.  They do not care about the poor and middle class.   Abe Lincoln said: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

  12. Y'all I got a Rubin Report ad before this and I can't bring my eyebrows back down my forehead. I can't stop laughing. Send help.

  13. Honestly if they want to abolish the department of education then people have to start considering the possibility that they are there to vandalise the US.

  14. I love when he calls people out but first talks about how they look "This is the Education Secretary and Woman in front of you at starbucks with a really complicated order!" LMAO that is precisely what she looks like in that photo!

    Also, making fun of how people look every episode makes me know he definitely hangs out with a lot of black folk because that is totally our thing haha.

  15. Stephen: "People love math problems…"
    Jon Batiste: "Mathematics!"

    Jon: Shut up. Your comments are shy of retarded. Noone, noone on this planet needs you during Colbert`'s monologues. Just shut the hell up!

  16. What gets me is the GOP has the power right now to truly make the country much better off. They have the House, the Senate, the Presidency. They have more power than they have had for a very long time. And what do they do with it? $hit like this.

  17. I try hard to AVOID the news but I love and can't avoid Stephen Colbert and he makes these cringe-y// stupid // circus-like events from the State translate to the joke that they are so, it's all good.

  18. Good day

    The Yellow bodied cowardly IT of the USofA and IT's Alternative Cabinet…

    How did they get their jobs? They did it the old fashioned way they bribed their way in from the TOP down.

    Thank you for your time.

  19. I hear you Colbert.. But here's another maths problem: Goldman Sachs pays Clinton $250 000 per speech, how many more people she's gonna let them screw?
    That's your system my friend. That's what the "Bernie Bros" tried to change.

  20. Dick and Betsy, two Dutch weasels. No matter where the Dutch go, they cannot help oppressing people. They still think that class can be bought. Sorry, just trash with cash

  21. Okay, but if you read the parts of the article that you can see at 4:26, considering the appointing of DeVos, it seems almost reasonable. "Unelected bureaucrats in Washington should not be put in charge of [schools]." It's almost as if DeVos was chosen specifically so that this abolishment of the Department of Education could go through more smoothly or something, by giving everyone someone they don't want in charge of education to rip that power from and feel like they did something good while really that might've just been the plan all along.

    Maybe I'm looking too much into things but shrugs, it just seems too convenient to be true. And if DeVos is a fall guy (woman) to make an abolishment work, she, at least, certainly doesn't know it.

  22. Wear a bullet proof vest  B.Devos  be like Trump … u looked scared when u were being blocked at the public school … I'm sure someone wanted to knock U upside ur DUMB ASS HEAD… UR FAMILY PAID $200 million dollars for the nomination and confirmation chair & FORGOT to BUY U the VEST … I guess that's what a good paid for PRIVATE education gets u that higher intelligence

  23. I am not from the US. I have no say in your politics.

    However, that does not mean that the people are silent. That does not mean that we do not care. So to all the American citizens reading this, for your sake and ours:

    #resist.

  24. As a public high school student, I'm terrified. The worst part (or one of the worst parts) was that I couldn't even vote! I should be able to have a say in my education and future.

  25. They are going to eliminate the department of education?? allright nice knowing you in the first world USA see you next time we come and drop some foreign aid.

  26. You know… your education system was bad already. Now comes betsy: Kids damn your parents to fckn homeschool you or otherwise you will end up… well I don't know. Maybe the dropout rate will rise so drastically, that college won't be needed anymore. In four years college will be a myth no future student will ever heard of.

  27. Trump is using his son-in-law to cover up that his cronies are actually running things, especially Bannon. Meanwhile, he's using the young, reasonably human looking son-in-law as camouflage. DON'T FALL FOR IT, FELLOW CITIZENS!

  28. PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONATED MORE HAVE NEVER CREATED LESS , UNLESS THE DONER WAS ROBBED BY THOSE SHE GAVE TO…..THIS COMMUNITY COULD BENEFIT FROM HAVING A NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILT DOWN AT THE MALL….& HERE THEY WOULD NOT TRY TO ROB HER FURTHER …..pww

  29. Eliminating the department of education, sure, why not, because the average American is so smart and well educated… not…

  30. …outrageous people ruining our country; that cul de sac republicant is just one more bitch in this awful administration!!….

  31. 1 year on..Bannon is sacked and currently in France telling them..'racism is a badge of honor'… that's the sort of people Trump hires. Remove the illiterate racist traitor in chief.

  32. Of course Republicans want to eliminate the Secretary of Education! What do Republicans hate more than anything else??? No, not blacks. No, not women, but close! No, not children who tell on them. EDUCATION. We have seen that EVERY Republican nomination has been dumb as a sack of human waste. ENJOY!

  33. making fun of someone just because he has a skin condition is the same level of stupidity Trump does in his tweets. I love Stephen Colbert but at the same time I hate him for doing this and being an asshole. sure.. you can make fun of Trump for being an orange douche with a bad toupee but those are his choices, he decided he wants to look like this. having bad skin is a different thing. there is SO MUCH you can make fun of with him but you choose to make fun of his skin. thats bully-level..

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