As the nation continues to divide over candidates and the presidential election is nearly upon us, people have begun to throw their weight, and their votes, one way or the other. Somehow, even through all of the national security breaches and lies, Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to incite nearly as much animosity as does Donald Trump. Due to his often insensitive or brash remarks, he is accused of being a sexist or demeaning towards women. That calls into question his own feelings about them and how he treats them in his company and beyond.
What we often don’t see is that Donald Trump has been proven to value and empower women, especially those that help run the Trump businesses. Many of his past and present female employees have been profoundly appreciative of his help and encouragement according to a Washington Post article from last November entitled, “Donald Trump, a champion of women? His female employees think so.”
Many of his past and present female employees have been profoundly appreciative of his help and encouragement.
The article claims that “many women who have worked closely with Trump say he was a corporate executive ahead of his time in providing career advancement for women. While some say he could be boorish, his companies nurtured and promoted women in an otherwise male-dominated industry. Several women said they appreciated how Trump granted them entry to a new playing field.”
One of those former employees, Louise Sunshine, shared about her experience working for Trump, “from the standpoint of being a woman, I just thought he was phenomenal. So supportive and encouraging… He gave me the ropes, and I could either hang myself or prove myself.” Another employee, Barbara Res, fondly recalls him saying, “men are better than women, but a good woman is better than 10 good men.”
“From the standpoint of being a woman, I just thought he was phenomenal. So supportive and encouraging… He gave me the ropes, and I could either hang myself or prove myself.”
The article continues by saying that the Trump Organization actually employs more women than men at the executive level. Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter and Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions shared, “I don’t think that he’s gender-targeted at all, I wouldn’t be a high-level executive within his organization if he felt that way.” Also, Trump’s Assistant General Counsel, Jill Martin, “described a boss who helped her overcome her caution about her abilities and encouraged her to grow.”
Not only does Trump love women, we also have to acknowledge that even his insults to personal appearance are equal opportunity. In fact, he insulted the appearance of opponents Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. To read more about Trump’s treatment of the women that work for him and have worked for him in the past, visit the Washington Post article.
More recently, in May of this year, Lynne Patton, Vice President of The Eric Trump Foundation & Senior Assistant to Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump & Donald Trump Jr., posted this video to youtube as a defense of the character and treatment of women and minorities by Donald Trump and the Trump family.