Trump Campaign Pays Women a Third Less Than Men

For someone who elevates and worships women like Donald Trump, one would think he’d pay them equally to men. But alas, apparently he only elevates women who sleep with him.

From the Boston Globe, who compared Trump’s campaign staff with Hillary Clinton’s.

The women who work for Trump — who account for about 28 percent of his total staff — made an average of about $4,500 in April, according to the Globe analysis. The men made nearly $6,100, or about 35 percent more. The disparity is slightly greater than the gender pay gap nationally.

For Trump, it’s definitely a man’s world. An oak-paneled, golf-playing, butt-slapping, towel-snapping, ballcap-wearing, breast-staring, thigh-rubbing man’s world. Oh, and a white man’s, like-a-boss world at that.

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks — who is among the campaign’s most prominent female employees — did not respond to several requests for comment.

The campaign’s lack of gender and ethnic diversity could reinforce the perception, often created by Trump’s own disparaging observations, that he treats women differently than men. For Republicans who have sought to improve their standing among women and minorities, there is concern that he could set them back.

“If anything, Trump is an aberration even inside the Republican world,” said Kevin Madden, a longtime Republican consultant and presidential campaign veteran. “And for Republicans who have done such a good job putting women in positions of power, the Trump campaign is not a reflection of that.”

Hope Hicks is little more than a Trump e-mail forwarder, reader of talking points, and general girl Friday for the golden-browed billionaire. She’s right out of a sixties miniskirt a-go-go movie–the office girl.

The fact that Clinton, who employs nearly six times as many campaign workers, has a more diverse and gender-balanced staff is no surprise to anyone. Nor is the makeup of Trump’s team.

But for Trump, the white man is his bread and butter, and women better know their place. At his side, or under the glass ceiling. The money tells us all we need to know.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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