Heaving carcass Donald Trump’s campaign has been as bad to women as the man himself.
At the end of January, a 26-year-old field organizer named Elizabeth May Davidson filed a discrimination complaint against the campaign, alleging that women were routinely paid less and given less responsibility than their male counterparts, and that she had been spoken to inappropriately by Trump himself. Earlier this year, we analyzed the Trump campaign’s payroll from its 2015 quarter four financial disclosure report, and found that of its ten highest-paid employees, only three were female.
Now, the Huffington Post is reporting that somehow our scathing exposé did not strike a chord with anyone at campaign headquarters.
According to the campaign’s May financial disclosure report, 75 percent of the campaign’s staff (52 of 70 staffers) are male. HuffPo also reported updated payroll numbers:
Trump’s campaign also appears to have a pay disparity between men and women in senior roles. Nearly all of Trump’s highest-paid senior staffers are men: Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, deputy campaign manager Michael Glassner, chief policy adviser Sam Clovis, and director of social media Dan Scavino were each paid between $12,500 and $20,000 for April and May. The two female senior staffers — communications director Hope Hicks and national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson — were paid $7,700 and $10,486, respectively.
In October, Trump said that women deserved the same pay as men, only if “you do as good a job.”
He also said, “I will take care of women, and I have great respect for women. I do cherish women. And I will take care of women.”
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