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Clearly, real people are directly and very positively affected — an NFL superstar like Jamaal Charles here is a great example — and maybe the Trump administration ought to do well to think about things like that before cutting funding to such an important and impactful program!
Reactions, Perezcious readers?! What do U think about DeVos’ terrible decision — and people like Charles speaking out about it?? Sound OFF in the comments (below)…
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NFL running backÂ Jamaal Charles is thankfully calling out Secretary of EducationÂ Betsy DeVos for the latest in a series of tone-deaf, incompetent moves she’s made sinceÂ Donald TrumpÂ appointed the billionaire to her current role in his Cabinet.[IT8217S GOLF A MISTAKES WHERE SO MAKE GAME IS EASY TO]
Two days after the cuts were proposed by DeVos, Trump ended up reversing course and restoring funding, thankfully — but the damage was done.
This time, DeVos is coming under fire after earlier this week she took heatÂ for trying to cut $18 MILLION fromÂ Special Olympics funding nationwide — which would be almost comically evil if it weren’t so disgusting and short-sighted.[Syria Struggles ISIS Syria And The Hold Detention To Children Women Dispatch Of Camp A]
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And for Charles, who is the NFL’s all time leader in rushing yards per carry and enjoyed a long career with theÂ Kansas City Chiefs and more recently theÂ Denver Broncos, DeVos’ budget cut was unacceptable.
The running back acknowledged (below):
“Special Olympics is one of the best things that ever happened to me.”
Charles is a great example of a Special Olympian who did something incredible in his life, but even the football star knows that’s not what it’s about.[Now Up With Hilarie Burton Jenny8221 One Grown 8220Baby All Hill8217s Tree Photo Shares]
The star running back spoke to the media about the funding cuts, and revealed that after being diagnosed with a learning disability at a young age, he used the track and field events at the Special Olympics to help him get past difficult parts of his childhood.
Charles added (below):
“When you go to some of these games right here, these kids will just put a smile on your face.Winning is really nothing to them.It’s just really just having fun.”
You can watch video of all of Charles’ comments about being a part of the Special Olympics HERE.[At Back Trolls Tori McDermott Claps Spelling Dean Watch]. Jamaal Charles’ inspiring story has led him from the Special Olympics to the NFL! / (c) WENN
Later in the interview, the athlete recalled how those events in his childhood helped him better deal with bullying and other problems that came with his disability — and he’s very thankful that funding was quickly restored to the organization.[5 Race Drag Ball RuPauls About Kiki Lets Monster Episode]