That did not stop her boss, President Donald Trump, from publicly undermining her on Thursday, when he told reporters that he had "overridden" the proposed cut – though this is the third year in a row that DeVos had included
"The Special Olympics will be funded. I just told my people, I want to fund the Special Olympics and I just authorized the funding of the Special Olympics," Trump told reporters at White House before leaving 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. We're funding the Special Olympics. "
After Trump Speaks, DeVos immediately released a statement saying: