Yeah. I've worked with people like that. I hate that shit.
I've always operated on the opposite theory -- when I'm heading a project and something goes wrong, it's my responsibility, even if the mistake was made by someone lower on the food chain. I have zero respect for douchebag "leaders" who operate on the fall guy principle.
On the Betsy DeVos/Special Olympics thing: that strikes me as a rather typical douchebag-leader move, wherein the person in charge has someone slighter lower down the ladder enforce/enact a policy that has the potential to piss people off. Then--if it DOES piss people off--the person in charge gets to swoop in and play the hero. I've personally seen it happen a number of times, though when it's done well it's tough to tell. Regardless, not a good look for the Presidency. ETA: Well, I guess it can be a good look, if enough people buy in to the story...
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent three days defending her plan to eliminate Special Olympics funding from next year's budget.
But that didn't stop her from quickly reversing herself shortly after her boss, President Donald Trump, publicly undermined her position on Thursday, telling reporters that he had "overridden" the proposed cut -- though this is the third year in a row that DeVos had included it in her annual funding request to Congress.
"The Special Olympics will be funded. I just told my people, I want to fund the Special Olympics and I just authorized a funding of the Special Olympics," Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for a rally in Michigan.
He continued, "I've been to the Special Olympics. I think it's incredible and I just authorized a funding. I heard about it this morning. I have overridden my people. We're funding the Special Olympics."
Trump has been known to contradict his top aides and officials, sometimes while they're in the room, when he disagrees with their positions or their messaging.
After Trump spoke, DeVos immediately released a statement saying:
"I am pleased and grateful the President and I see eye-to-eye on this issue and that he has decided to fund our Special Olympics grant. This is funding I have fought for behind the scenes over the last several years."
Wait...what? You've tried to cut funding for the Special Olympics for three years running, but you've been fighting for the funding behind the scenes for three years running?
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