Rss@dailykos.com (laura Clawson) · Friday, July 07, 2017, 9:53 am
President Obama was not perfect when it came to equal pay in his White House. The median wage for women in the Obama White House ranged from just under 10 percent lower than the median wage for men all the way to 18 percent lower. Well, guess what: under the pussy-grabber-in-chief, the White House pay gap has gotten a lot worse.
The median female White House employee is drawing a salary of $72,650 in 2017, compared to the median male salary of $115,000. “The typical female staffer in Trump's White House earns 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male staffer,” Perry writes.
The 37 percent gender pay gap in President Trump's White House is more than double the 17 percent gender pay gap nationally. According to the Pew Research center, the Trump White House gender gap is wider than the national gender pay gap stood in 1980.
Worse than 1980. The Republican Party: Dragging the nation back in time, one statistic at a time.
Perry notes that the highest-paid staffers in the Trump White House are primarily men: Nearly 74 percent of the top 23 staffers are male. By contrast, in the Obama White House of 2015 only 52 percent of the highest-paid staffers were men.
That is one of the big ways gender gaps happen—boys build boys’ clubs around themselves and lock women out of the best and highest-paying jobs. And of course a rank misogynist like Trump would do just that.
It looks like Trump is once again claiming he respects women—while his actions tell us the opposite.