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Trump’s Got More Women as Close Advisors than Obama Bush, and Clinton

This is exactly the kind of reporting you never see in the mainstream media.

Those presidents were all more politically correct. And Trump has a history of misogyny. But he also respects women enough to rely on them for key decisions – even more so that his predecessors.

A great piece from the Washington Examiner:

President Trump, often criticized for his stance toward women, employs more women as senior advisers than former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton did at the similar points in their presidencies.

Given the relative paucity of female senior presidential advisers prior to Clinton, Trump’s employment of women as key advisers at this early point in his presidency may be higher than any other president’s in history

At the beginning of the third year of his first term as president, Trump has seven female top advisers, as compared to five for Obama, three for Bush, and five for Clinton at that point. He had eight as of December 2018, when United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley departed the administration.

The top advisers are White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway; CIA Director Gina Haspel, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, senior adviser Ivanka Trump, Director of Legislative Affairs Shahira Knight, and Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp.

Trump reportedly will also nominate more women to powerful positions soon, such as U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft for U.N. ambassador and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu for associate attorney general, a key post currently held by Rod Rosenstein.

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10 Responses to Trump’s Got More Women as Close Advisors than Obama Bush, and Clinton

  1. Not much is said because it doesn’t fit the narrative and the comments would be that they aren’t the right kind of women. I love to hear when women hold positions of strength, especially when they don’t make it about being female. I love watching Maria Bartiromo in the morning. There are lots of women – They are bright, articulate, strong and many times opinionated (I love that!) I enjoy hearing them discuss financial issues, their knowledge of the stock market, etc. We have a bright and articulate daughter who is a great wife, mom and manager in her job.

  2. Considering the state of politics today, these women in the Trump administration are really brave or confident in their abilities or just ornery.
    Now that the salacious behavior of prior Presidents has been made known, MrTrump is a paragon of gentlemanly manners towards women.

  3. Has Trump made crude comments about women? Yes.
    Would a lot of men want their comments about women made public?

    As for misogyny – Bill Clinton sexually assaulted and raped women his entire political career and Hillary sent the goon squad out to silence and threaten these women. So what is more misogynistic? Making crude remarks or being a serial sex criminal?