If you had any doubt that Donald Trump marks the capture of the Republican party by the Democrats, last night’s speech by Ivanka Trump should disabuse you of those notions.
This has long been the philosophy at the Trump Organization. At my father’s company, there are more female than male executives. Women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out.
Women represent 46 percent of the total U.S. labor force, and 40 percent of American households have female primary breadwinners. In 2014, women made 83 cents for every dollar made by a man. Single women without children earn 94 cents for each dollar earned by a man, whereas married mothers made only 77 cents. As researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country, motherhood is.
As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce. And he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all.
The best you can say about this is that it is ignorant gibberish. Why a corporation with the Trump Organization’s reputation for incompetent, dishonesty, and serial bankruptcy boasting about having more women executives than men is a selling point is beyond me.
The two things you need to focus on here are the “wage gap” issue and “affordable childcare.” Study after study has shown that when men and women have the same career patterns and time in the work force, the alleged pay gap shrinks to statistical noise. As this twit admits, married mothers make 77 cents because the are mothers and because they have rightfully placed the welfare of their children above their career, they, as a group, get paid less. This is not something that is wrong with the system. There is only one way this can be cured by Trump: federal regulations mandating equal pay for all employees regardless of any other factor.
The “affordable childcare” is another Democrat policy that apparently the GOP has adopted. To be clear, caring for your child is your business. It isn’t mine. It damned sure isn’t the business of the federal government. As a matter of principle, any conservative should object to the federal government interjecting itself into the decision of a family on how to provide childcare.
None of this, mind you, is out of character. As recently as February, Donald Trump was on record as being in favor of Obamacare.
This man is a liberal Democrat. His kids are liberal Democrats. His policies are liberal Democrat policies. The only difference between Trump and Hillary Clinton is that Clinton doesn’t claw boogers from her nose at the dinner table… as far as we know.