Twitter erupts over conservative cartoonist's portrayal of Betsy DeVos

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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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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. 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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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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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)

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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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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