Donald Trump May ‘Cherish Women’ But Pays Them a Lot Less

Women occupy smaller portion of those earning top dollar under Trump than under his predecessors, new Bloomberg report says

Last Updated: July 1, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

Although Donald Trump has repeatedly touted that he “cherishes women,” a new Bloomberg report says otherwise.

It seems women working at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue make up for a much smaller portion of those earning top dollar under Trump than in previous administrations, according to Bloomberg.

Just how much less, you ask?

Consider this: Among 22 people earning top salary, 73 percent are men.

Compare that to the final year of President Barack Obama’s administration, when males constituted 56 percent of those earning the maximum ka-ching of $176,461, a level reached by nine men and seven women, according to an analysis by the American Enterprise Institute.

The top salary in Trump’s White House is $179,700. That six-figure salary is currently earned by senior Trump MVPs, including the president’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior counsel Kellyanne Conway.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Dan Scavino, the director of social media, are also among top tier earners, according to the data.

A White House official defended the gender disparity, telling Bloomberg that senior staff members at comparable ranks make “similar salaries.”

According to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, female assistants to the president make an average of $664 more than their male counterparts. For deputy assistants, men earn $4,603 more than their female counterparts.

When looking at special assistants, the third-highest rank, women make $3,786 more than men, the official told Bloomberg.

Trump, a self-described billionaire, promised to donate his $400,000 salary. The White House presented a check to the National Park Service for $78,333.32 in April, which accounts for Trump’s salary for first quarter of the year.