Sunday, July 9, 2017
The White House’s gender pay gap has more than tripled under Trump
Vox (July 6, 2017): The White House's gender pay gap has more than tripled under Trump, by German Lopez
In recent weeks, news outlets had been reporting that in Trump's White House women are making 80 cents for every dollar a man makes there. However, a new report for the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) explains that it is even worse. Women in Trump's White House are actually making 63.2 cents for every dollar a man makes there. The difference is credited to the way the gender pay gap is calculated. During President Obama's last year in office, women in his White House made 89.25 cents to every dollar a man made there. The AEI disputes the idea that the gender pay gap is due to discrimination, but rather other factors. Despite Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump's effort to speak out against the gender pay gap, so far the Trump administration has not made any strides to change policy.