Sunday, November 27, 2016

Before DeVos, Trump Offered Secretary of Education Post To Jerry Falwell, Jr.

As previously reported, Donald Trump last week picked school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos as his nominee for Secretary of Education.  AP reported yesterday that Trump had first offered the position to Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.:
Falwell tells The Associated Press that Trump offered him the job last week during a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year commitment, but that he couldn't leave Liberty for more than two years.
Falwell says he couldn't afford to work at a Cabinet-level job for longer than that and didn't want to move his family, especially his 16-year-old daughter.