If you paid any special attention to the 2016 Presidential Election you would have come away with one glowing concept: the people of the United States of America pushed politicians to examine their core principles. The election campaigns of Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton represented traditional politics and a whole new take on the system. Now, President Trump is continuing his all-out war against core establishment principals by continuing to push his idea of draining the ‘swamp’. In order to drain the ‘swamp’, President Trump made sure to fill his administration with as many political outsiders as possible. Among his many prominent cabinet nominations was Betsy DeVos, who now serves as the Secretary of Education.
Before making her way into the Trump Administration’s Cabinet, Betsy Devos was a private citizen in the state of Michigan and a private powerhouse backer of the GOP. The DeVos family carries significant weight in Michigan thanks to their prominent financial status and their willingness to contribute funding toward prominent conservative causes. With that being said, DeVos is so much more than just a financial backer of the GOP. DeVos is, additionally, one of the most prominent conservative voices in the field of education reform.
As the President, Donald Trump’s goal is to change the way politics are viewed in the United States of America. One of the core ways that Trump can help to push his ideas is by having heavy-hitters in prominent roles. DeVos may not have been anyone’s first choice for Secretary of Education, but her extensive history of conservative education reform made her the perfect figure for the job. DeVos has been a champion of conservative reform in the field of education for over 30 years and, along with aid from her husband Dick DeVos, she is looking to continue that reform push in our Nation’s Capitol.
Still, even though Betsy DeVos comes to D.C. ostensibly with Trump’s approval, she is still a figurehead all of her own. Betsy DeVos has shown time and again that she is an independent thinker, even if she typically sides with prominent conservative values. Betsy DeVos showed her individuality when she publicly butted heads with President Trump when the President pushed to repeal federal protections for transgender students. Despite the fact that DeVos stood up for her own ideals, she and President Trump didn’t have a sour relationship because of it. This is the kind of individuality that conservatives cherish and which will make DeVos a success.
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