A Publicly Gracious Betsy Devos is a Relentless and Self Driven Political Fighter behind Closed Doors

President Trump’s administration rescinded a federal policy that allowed transgender students to use washrooms that matched their gender. Before the announcement, The U.S Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos met a representative of the transgender and warned of the expected announcement. An aide of Betsy Devos went further to assure the representative that she had cautioned against the move. However, she showed no signs of differences between the president and her office during the announcement. Later, Betsy would state that the rescinded policy was an example of the overreaches made during Barrack Obama’s administration.

 

Nevertheless, people close to Betsy warns against the thought that she swims with the current. The current situation may have revealed her side that is publicly gracious even in the event of setbacks. However, she has proven to be self-driven, relentless, and effective in the political field on several occasions. Her family fortune went further to aid in influencing legislation that sought to benefit the common man.

 

Her entry to the inner circle of the Trump’s administration came with no experience in the government. On the other hand, her history with the current president was minimal. With that in mind, she was at a disadvantage as she battled the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions who has years of experience in matters related to Washington. Jeff is a former senator and has a long history with the president.

 

According to Randi Weingarten, people tend to underestimate her due to her personality. However, she is dangerous especially when she sets her eyes on a particular objective. All in All, it’s expected that she will learn to weave the ropes and get her way. Her first act after she was appointed was to meet the two leaders of the teacher unions. According to Mr. McNeilly, oppositions only acts to strengthen her.

 

Besides her political inclination, Betsy Devos associates with Dick and Betsy Devos Family foundation. Through the institution, she donates to several philanthropic activities. Betsy and her husband Dick Devos contributes towards the improvement of education, nurturing art and talents in children, and the health sector. Since their entry into the world of philanthropy, they have donated an estimate of $139 million. They have also committed millions to the construction of recreational halls in Grand Rapids.

 

In 2015, the Devos entire family made donations amounting to $104 million. The contributions landed them on the 24th spot on the Americas Top Givers list published by Forbes magazine. The extended Devos family had made donations amounting to $1.33 billion as of 2015. She is a mother of four.

 

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