On 13 February 2017, a quote attributed to United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared and quickly caught the attention of people on social media:
“I was so excited to see the President’s approval rating hit forty,” DeVos, the Secretary of Education, told reporters. “Just knowing that well more than half the country is with him gives us a great sense of confidence moving forward.”
This quote originally appeared in a satirical article published by humorist Andy Borowitz in the New Yorker. The “Borowitz Report” is a well-known source of satire and is clearly labeled as such:
In 2001, he created the Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor.
The DeVos article also carried a disclaimer above the title: