Saturday, July 23, 2016

Betsy DeVos Refuses To Back Trump After Giving Nearly $1 Million To The Clintons, Paid Bill $700k To Party With Jennifer Lopez:

By Brandon Hall
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Betsy DeVos was in Cleveland this week as a delegate for John Kasich, one of only 8 delegates who refused to support Donald Trump when Michigan voted...

DeVos was spotlighted in a Detroit News article before the convention where she made it clear she was no fan of the GOP Presidential nominee.

"Betsy DeVos, a former Michigan Republican Party chair and GOP mega donor, isn’t ready to get behind Donald Trump as she prepares to head to Cleveland next week for the party’s formal nomination of the billionaire businessman for president.

DeVos is attending the Republican National Convention as an at-large delegate for Ohio Gov. John Kasich while her wealthy and influential West Michigan family backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio during the primaries.

“Let’s just say that I will be a more than interested bystander at the convention,” DeVos said Wednesday in an interview with The Detroit News.

DeVos acknowledged she has some misgivings with Trump but did not elaborate on why she’s withholding her support for the party’s presumptive nominee.

“I am watching and listening with interest. I am going to be continuing to do that as we approach the convention and go through the convention next week,” DeVos said. “There have clearly been a lot of things that have been said that give me serious pause for thought..."

Perhaps she is withholding support because the DeVos family has extensive ties with the Clintons, even beyond what WMP reported a few weeks ago.

Through Amway, as well as affiliated family members, Betsy and Co. have given nearly $1 million to the Clinton family over the last 6 years alone. And get this: part of that money went so Bill Clinton could co-host an extravagant concert/party with Jennifer Lopez!

"The Clintons reported income of $140.8 million from 2007 to 2014, mostly from Bill’s six-figure speaking fees, though Hillary began raking it in, too, after leaving president Obama’s cabinet in 2013.

One of the biggest speaking fees? Amway paid Bill $700,000 to come to this wild event in Osaka, Japan."

"Amway Season 11 Event w/ Bill Clinton and Jennifer Lopez" 

According to Bloomberg:
"Bill Clinton often earned higher speech fees, especially abroad. Amway paid him $700,000 for a February 2013 speech in Japan. He also took $225,000 from CGI Group of Canada in June 2013. Four months later, the company was in the political crosshairs in Washington for its management of the flawed Obamacare website."

In addition to the $700,000 speaking fee directly to Bill and Hillary Clinton's pockets, according to a WMP analysis of Clinton Foundation records, affiliated DeVos family members donated between $60,000-$130,000.

>>>The Doug and Maria DeVos Family Foundation donated between $50,000-$100,000.

>>>The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation donated between $10,000-$25,000

>>>Dave DeVos donated between $1,000-$5,000.

MLive recently spotlighted the DeVos family's donation history in an extensive piece, but did not reveal the multiple ties to the Clinton Foundation...

Stay tuned!

Betsy DeVos refuses to stand for Donald Trump in Cleveland
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson


  1. Send her 4Hillary paraphanilia so she can wear it proudly.

  2. She looks so lonely, so sad , sigh ...


  3. I used to be involved with Amway years ago and the DeVos family always seemed to be a moraly conscious conservative group. I guess all that hopping around the world with the jet set has wiped away most of that morality. Anyone that will get in bed with the Clinton's deserves what ever abuse they get.