Michelle Malkin says Donald Trump’s grassroots supporters will fight to stop his pick to head the Department of Education from being confirmed.
The conservative commentator explained why in the latest episode of “The Jamie Weinstein Show” podcast, where she also discussed her thoughts on Trump’s election victory, immigration, fake news and much more.
- On Trump’s victory and her interaction with The Donald (3:46)
- On the NeverTrump movement (11:58)
- Why Trump won (14:18)
- On immigration (20:59)
- On a possible grassroots rebellion to Trump’s education secretary (29:30)
- On the Carrier deal (34:51)
- On the mainstream and conservative media (42:43)
- On the “fake news” debate (55:48)
- How to become the next Michelle Malkin (1:05:51)
- On her influences (1:13:18)
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Malkin said that some of Trump’s picks to fill his cabinet are testing the loyalty of his grassroots supporters, specifically signaling out Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos.
“Donald Trump says he’s going to end Common Core, and then he nominates a woman that every last grassroots activist in Michigan knows was not just mouthing words of support for Common Core, but funding the main state non-profit organization that was pushing it on them,” Malkin said.
Though DeVos has claimed she is not a supporter of Common Core, anti-Common Core activists in her home state of Michigan say the billionaire philanthropist’s past donations and associations suggest otherwise.
Asked whether she thinks the grassroots could get the Senate to sink DeVos at her confirmation hearing, Malkin responded: “I think it is possible, yes, if these senators ask the right questions.”
“I would say this is going to be one of the biggest battles, like the sleeper battles, heading into January,” she predicted.