Ever since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the new president-elect, all eyes have been on what the future administration will look like. After Trump announced his new Education Secretary in Betsy DeVos, filmmaker Michael Moore decided to speak out.

Moore on DeVos

For over two decades, Michael Moore has been a strong voice for the political left. With documentary films like "Sicko," "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Capitalism: A Love Story," and his latest, "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," Moore has never been shy about making his point known.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he had selected Betsy DeVos as the new Secretary of Education. DeVos is a well-known big money donor to Republican politicians, and has been active in pushing for the charter school movement in Michigan. As a native of Flint, Michigan, Moore had a lot to say during a November 24 interview on "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" on MSNBC.

Joining guest host Ari Melber, Michael Moore made his case for why Betsy DeVos was a bad choice to lead the education department, even referencing her history with the "Amway" pyramid scam business.

"They are certainly ideologues, the DeVos, and Amway, which essentially is a form of a pyramid scheme," Moore said. "The irony of this and my belief that Donald Trump is not an ideologue. He has one ideology and that's the ideology of Donald J. Trump," Moore stated, before adding "That's who he believes in."

"These are hard-liners that he has been putting in and nominating to these initial positions," Michael Moore continued, before referring to DeVos as a "really bad one." The Flint native said that DeVos helped "ruined things in Michigan" by having "bought and paid for a state legislature and Senate that in 2012 made Michigan the birthplace of the modern labor movement a so-called right-to-work state." Moore concluded his thoughts on DeVos by stating "they have been on a rampage for a very long time." In addition to his thoughts about DeVos, Moore also called for a recount in the 2016 presidential election, pointing out that Hillary Clinton has received nearly two million more votes than Trump.

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Digging deeper

In addition to her push for a charter school system, Betsy DeVos is a fundamentalist Christian who has advocated for religious education to be taught in public school. A denier of evolution, the future Education Secretary has supported the teachings of Creationism in public science classrooms.

Going even further, Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg Politics tweeted some interesting family history about the DeVos. Betsy's brother, Erik Prince, is the founder of the controversial "Blackwater" company, which made headlines in 2007 when several of their contracted employees were convicted of killing 17 civilians in the Iraqi city of Nisour Square Baghdad during the Iraq War.

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