Twitter erupts over conservative cartoonist's portrayal of Betsy DeVos

Of all President Trump's cabinet picks, it would seem that Betsy DeVos -- the White House's new education secretary -- faced some of the biggest hurdles in being confirmed for her position.

And as of late, the controversy surrounding one of the president's most contentious cabinet picks appears not to be letting up.

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

Continuing a day of one-on-one meetings with candidates for positions in his cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump met with Betsy DeVos, two polar opposites thought to be in contention for the education portfolio.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Jordan?s Queen Rania speak with students and administrators at the Excel Academy public charter school in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks before U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum "Increasing Access to High-Quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education" in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (L), who was dressed as Ms. Frizzle from 'The Magic Schoolbus' series, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway attend Halloween at the White House on the South Lawn October 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump gave cookies away to costumed trick-or-treaters one day before the Halloween holiday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stand with Betsy DeVos before their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

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Continuing a day of one-on-one meetings with candidates for positions in his cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with Betsy DeVos, two polar opposites thought to be in contention for the education portfolio.

(Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump (C, background) waits to interrupt Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she speaks to students at a school choice event at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Grant Hill #33 of the Los Angeles Clippers shakes hands with Owner Dick DeVos, Chairman of Amway and his wife Betsy DeVos during the game against the Orlando Magic during the game on February 6, 2013 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

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US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush wave after they were introduced by the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party Betsy DeVos 30 October 2004 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bush is on his final three days of campaigning prior for the election November 02.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos makes remarks during a major policy address on Title IX enforcement, which in college covers sexual harassment, rape and assault, at George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and U.S. first lady Melania Trump are greeted by a student during a visit the Excel Academy public charter school in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (C) and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (R) attend a cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump, joined by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (from L), advisor Jared Kushner and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, thanks fourth-grade students Janayah Chatelier (3rd R) and Landon Fritz (R) for the "Happy Birthday Florida" card they gave him as he visits their classroom at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during a meeting with teachers and parents at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (2nd R) and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) (R) arrive with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
CAMBRIDGE, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks in a forum at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government on Thursday, September 28, 2017. (Photo by Katye Martens Brier for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence emerge with Betsy DeVos after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

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The education secretary has been receiving backlash the past few days for a political cartoon published by conservative artist Glenn McCoy on Monday.

Since its publication in an Illinois outlet, the Belleville News-Democrat, the photo has gone viral, igniting users on Twitter, including Chelsea Clinton, who say the photo reimagines man Rockwell's 1964 painting "The Problem We All Live With," which depicted a young Ruby Bridges in New Orleans' 1960 desegregation crisis.

Chelsea Clinton rebuked the editorial cartoon's comparison on Twitter Tuesday night.

And others joined Clinton in outage by the comparison.

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Who compared DeVos to Ruby Bridges, bro...
A THUG Named Glen McCoy created this picture comparing THUG @BetsyDeVos to Ruby Bridges This is sooo offensive &… https://t.co/0gPouC4s0X
A necessary thread. Glad this American history moment is being highlighted. #BlackHistoryMonth #RubyBridges https://t.co/C3fMOn4dr7
@jbouie to be fair, to be fair, betsey devos probably doesn't even know who ruby bridges is because she never had to teach a class about it
You see someone so historically illiterate, they're comparing Betsy DeVos to Ruby Bridges. #HowtoSpotASnowflake https://t.co/YVkX0ORDvE
Oh HELL no! #dumpdevos #RubyBridges https://t.co/V4U87Fc6LZ
.@BetsyDeVos barred from a DC school ≠ angry white parents who threw tomatoes at 6yo Ruby Bridges during 1960 deseg… https://t.co/rnXiaXupOe
This cartoon is so wrong. DeVos is privileged. White. Rich. She is nothing like Ruby Bridges. Shameful to suggest s… https://t.co/BqReyB9Miv
@SpreadFacts @politicalseason @David04G What upsets me most is Ruby Bridges is alive & able to see this. They have… https://t.co/2fHviMcpmk
The devil is a lie!!!! Just when you think the conservatives can't stoop any lower. Comparing Betsy DeVos to Ruby B… https://t.co/Kilgbcpag9
@jbouie *Ruby Bridges wanted an equal public education; #BetsyDeVos wants all our children's publ education tax 💰💰& transfer to the 1% RICH!
"You, ma'am, are no Ruby Bridges" https://t.co/Z7my09GRlH
This is how they're able to compare a white billionaire to Ruby Bridges. They think she was just a girl who didn't get something they wanted
@primediscussion She's no Ruby Bridges. The conflation is horrible and insulting.
@saintwarrick @kswills @primediscussion Devos is basically the same age as Ruby Bridges is NOW & treated as a child. Makes my stomach turn.
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President Trump nominated DeVos to the post in November, calling her "a brilliant and passionate education advocate."

But DeVos' performance before a nomination committee in January caused her to make headlines for all of the wrong reasons.

SEE ALSO: Protesters block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' entry into DC school

After two Republican senators said they could not back DeVos, the vote to nominate her was tied at 50-50.

Still, following a marathon of objections from Democrats that exceeded 24 hours, DeVos was confirmed education secretary early February after Vice-President Mike Pence casted the deciding vote to confirm the educational choice activist from Michigan.

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