DeVos did not name Trump, but his target was clear when he warned Republican Against being hung up on “one person”.
“Our movement is not dependent on a single person,” DeVos said in a speech at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. Detroit Free Press reported.
The Michigan-born billionaire said he worries that political “principles have overtaken personalities,” and that policies of Republican support could get lost in the reshuffle.
While she was part of Trump’s administration, DeVos implemented policies the GOP has long held dear. she was the champion funneling public money into the conservative charter and made it much harder for religious schools to file sexual harassment reports, through vouchers, and for college students.
In his speech on Saturday, DeVos again endorsed educational “freedom” vouchers in his speech, and blasted Michigan’s constitutional ban on using public money for private schools.
DeVos resigns as Secretary of Education January 6 Uprising, Blaming Trump To help incite violence. On Saturday, she compared her former role to a visit to the “dentist” and said she’s glad it’s over.
The Mackinac event is often a testing ground for potential GOP presidential candidates. But this year, Republicans are waiting to see if their “one person” – Donald Trump – is running.
In recent rallies, his speeches to crowds of devotees have sounded like propaganda speeches, but he has not announced his candidacy.
“But I feel great,” he said.
During a tour of the Manhattan police complex earlier this month, one of the officers asked Trump if he was going to run for president again. He replied: “I know what I’m going to do, but we shouldn’t be talking about it right now. But I think you’ll be very happy.”
Trump said he was withholding an announcement because of “campaign finance laws, which are frankly ridiculous.” The longer Trump announces he is a candidate, the longer he can continue fundraising while dodging contribution reporting requirements.