West Michigan’s Wealthiest Families funded the Trump Transition after the 2016 Election

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

I recently came across an article on from the well-researched site of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI). 

The article is about the corporations and billionaires in the country that provided funding to Donald Trump after the 2016 Election in November.

According to CPI, “The nonprofit formed to handle President Donald Trump’s transition raised about $6.5 million in private contributions, fueled in part by corporate interests, billionaires and lobbyists, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of a new federal filing.”

According to Federal law, the transition of administrations only allows donations up to $5,000 at one time. This money is separate from the money raised during the election and could only be used after the election results were in. As you can see from the list below, most of these contributions took place in December of 2016.

Amongst the billionaires who contributed to Donald Trump’s transition to…

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