DeVos at Trump’s “Tour” Stop in Grand Rapids: She Forgot She Ever Doubted Him. No, Really.
On December 09, 2016, Michigan school choice advocate and Trump’s nominee for US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of Trump’s “Thank You Tour.”
The video of the entire event can be viewed here:
DeVos spoke for approximately five minutes, during which time she directly contradicted her former position on Trump as a Republican candidate. Here is what she had to say about Trump in her March 2016 interview with the Washington Examiner:
DeVos: I don’t think Donald Trump represents the Republican Party. I continue to be very optimistic that as we get further along into the process, the more voters know about him, and the more informed they are, the more they’re going to continue to break away. That’s even held true in the primaries held to date. I think he has underperformed compared to public polls just days before the Super Tuesday contests. I think more and more people are going to realize that they really don’t trust him. The more they learn about his record, they’re going to break away and go to an alternate. I continue to think that Rubio is a very strong and viable candidate that will represent our party and the future for our country very, very well.Examiner: Is it safe to say you think that Trump’s reputation and rhetoric are damaging the party?DeVos: Again, I don’t think he represents the Republican Party. I think he is an interloper. In the contests where it is clearly Republicans voting versus an open primary, it’s very clear that he is not winning the support of traditional Republicans.Examiner: What if he does end up as the eventual nominee? Will you commit to support him in the general election, or have you not decided yet?DeVos: I’m still confident that he is not going to be the nominee. We have a long way to go. As you noted, he has a quarter of the necessary delegates,DeVos at Trump’s “Tour” Stop in Grand Rapids: She Forgot She Ever Doubted Him. No, Really. | deutsch29: