Trump ‘Jokes’ That Men Should Be Able to Sue Women for Discrimination, ‘Get a Great Lawyer!’
Donald Trump made a crude ‘joke’ about discrimination against women, and sadly it barely was a blip on the news.
On Friday, Trump used the National Association of Realtors annual legislative meeting as an opportunity to “joke” about gender discrimination.
“Women filled more than 60% of all of the new jobs created over the past year — 60 — so I think the men should sue the women for discrimination,” Trump said. “They should sue. Get a great lawyer.”
In addition to minimizing the seriousness of gender discrimination in the workplace, Trump proved he just doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
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According to a 2017 Gallup survey, 4 in 10 working women reported that they faced some sort of discrimination.
Millions of American women are paid less than their male counterparts, are treated as incompetent compared to men, and get passed over for important assignments and promotions.
These aren’t jokes or topics that should be casually dismissed. In fact, Trump may be guilty of pay discrimination himself.
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman has filed a motion this week requesting to join a lawsuit accusing the Trump campaign of gender pay discrimination.
NBC News reports that Manigault-Newman, who first became linked to Trump while a contestant on his reality show The Apprentice, now claims she was paid “significantly less” than her male counterparts while working on his 2016 presidential campaign.
“To hear there were so many other women who got paid 20 percent less across the board, I’m talking about on the state level, the local level and national level … I wanted to join the efforts,” she told MSNBC.
“The numbers don’t lie,” Manigualt-Newman continued. “The data is there, right there for public consumption.”
The 45 year old alleges she was paid $7,000 a month during her time on the campaign while her male colleague earned $11,000 a month for doing the same work. She says other women staffers who had “more experience and more education,” were also paid less as well.
Trump’s comments are even worse considering his extensive history as a sexual predator. Trump has bragged about groping and assaulting women, made sexual comments about his underage daughter, and repeatedly went to great lengths to ogle half-naked teenage pageant contestants.
He doesn’t believe equality is a serious topic and his decision to ridicule it, at a realtors meeting of all places, once again shows the sexism that Trump lives and breathes every day.
To Trump, women’s equality is a joke, but is anyone surprised??