Minutes after The Washington Post published this article at 5:30 p.m., pointing out the use of “historical”, DeVos deleted the original tweet and sent a new one, using the correct word, at 5:38 p.m.:
She also published a tweet blaming her staff for the error.
Apologies for the earlier error, everyone. Proof our staff members are only human! :)— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) January 20, 2017
Some people on Twitter were all too happy to correct her original version — some blasted her for blaming her staff:
This article was updated to reflect that DeVos deleted her original tweet.