Trump told reporters at the White House Thursday, "I've overridden my people for funding the Special Olympics."
The Trump administration's education budget proposal calls for the elimination of $17.6 million in funding for the Special Olympics, roughly 10 percent of the group's overall revenue.
DeVos said she "wasn't personally involved" in pushing for elimination of the funding, but she defended it as her agency seeks to cut $7 billion from the 2020 budget.
DeVos says she "wasn't personally involved" in pushing for elimination of the funding, but she is defending it as her agency seeks to cut $7 billion for the 2020 budget.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says "someone has to accept responsibility for a bad decision.
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