5 Signs the Trump Administration Still Hates Women

It’s certainly fair to say that the Trump administration and women didn’t get off to a very good start. After all, millions of women across the country protested President Donald Trump’s electoral college win just one day after he was sworn into office. Now, as we head into the 2018 midterm elections, women continue to oppose President Trump by filing in droves to run against sitting GOP incumbents in Congress.

No wonder the Trump team remains aggressive toward women in the U.S. If there was any doubt that the administration still believes that women are second-class citizens, well, these stories should dispel them.

1. Hiring abuser Corey Lewandowski to run a political action group

The #MeToo movement has taken down a lot of problematic, powerful men — but not every man who abuses a woman is treated equally. Like many men in the orbit of President Trump, Corey Lewandowski was accused of physically abusing a woman — a charge that was partially responsible for his firing as Trump’s 2016 campaign manager.

But Republicans don’t tend to hold that “hitting a woman is a deal-breaker” rule for future employees, so now Lewandowski is back in politics. His new job? Running Vice President Mike Pence’s super PAC.

2. Totally misusing and abusing sexism claims

One of the hardest parts of covering the Trump administration is the fact that it creates so many virulently anti-women policies — separating immigrant families, undoing the birth control mandate†and dramatically restricting abortion — yet they have no issue claiming sexism as an excuse whenever the press criticizes a female nominee.

The latest? Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders‘ accusation that Democrats are being sexist by opposing Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Is it sexist to oppose a person who is thought to have been personally involved in the waterboarding of terrorism suspects? Only if you are a Trump devotee.

3. John Kelly’s woman problem

Now if we want to talk about real sexism, well, you just have to turn to President Trump’s current Chief of Staff John Kelly, who obviously has a few issues with those of the opposite gender.

NBC News†reports:

Current and former White House officials said Kelly has at times made remarks that have rattled female staffers. Kelly has told aides multiple times that women are more emotional than men, including at least once in front of the president, four current and former officials said.

And during a firestorm in February over accusations of domestic abuse against then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter, Kelly wondered aloud how much more Porter would have to endure before his honor could be restored, according to three officials who were present for the comments. He also questioned why Porter’s ex-wives wouldn’t just move on based on the information he said he had about his marriages, the officials said.

The White House has rebutted claims of sexism,†claiming†Kelly always steps in and says “A lady is present” to stop his staffers from swearing in front of female employees. Yeah, that clears things up.

4. Headlining fundraisers for a national anti-abortion group

Once upon a time, anti-abortion groups rallied together to oppose Trump’s ascendancy to the Republican presidential nomination. Today, they’re his biggest fan –†especially once they got him to stop saying women should be punished for having abortions.

In return, the president is now so fervently opposed to abortion that he is headlining their fundraising gala. Then again, it might not be totally a policy thing. As Media Matters notes:

[T]he anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony†List (SBA List) has been promoting official room blocks for the event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and running a contest in which the prize includes†a free stay at the property during the gala.

Look, everyone’s a winner!

5. Blowing off the WNBA

And finally, in a move that can’t really be called anything but petty, the president has yet to invite the WNBA championship winning Minnesota Lynx to the White House to congratulate them.

Cheryl Reeve, Lynx coach and general manager†told†The Washington Post, “Itís hard not to think that gender is playing a role here because of the consistency with which menís teams are being invited and celebrated.†I think it reflects the priorities of this particular administration.”

Reeve†reiterated her thoughts for a sports podcast, where she was slightly more generous, saying, “It’s probably because we’re a women’s sport and it maybe is not on our president’s radar.”

Yup, just like all things women.

Photo Credit: Miguel Discart/Flickr

60 comments

Marija M
Marija Mabout an hour ago

Trump again...

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta Eabout an hour ago

@ Julie W.
I was wondering if Debbie b was luna !!! It is obvious if "she" isn't that they went to the same school !! Apparently sentence structure and punctuation wasn't in the curriculum.
As for paul b's statements about trump not being who C2 portrays, he's right !! trump is so much worse that can be printed here. Just look what those "Christian" men are doing to Planned Parenthood this week. . They take away access to women's needs, stop food assistance for the children and single parent and struggling families, reduce access to health care when they get sick from lack of proper nutrition, etc., etc.

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Adele E Zimmermann23 hours ago

Are we surprised that an administration headed by a man who bragged about grabbing women by the genitals is misogynist? Donald Trump must be one of those poor males who are afraid that their little weewee's will fall off in the presence of a strong, intelligent and independent woman.

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silja salonen
silja s23 hours ago

sadly this administration conducts themselves without compassion, not just to the issues of women, in issues which impact all aspects of life and the living

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