While Donald Trump’s acceptance speech made headlines after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ivanka Trump may have singlehandedly won the female vote for her father.
During her speech, Ivanka highlighted the rather forward-thinking treatment given to women by her father in his corporation, making a subtle, unspoken contrast with how Hillary Clinton and her campaign have treated them.
“At my father’s company, there are more female than male executives,” Ivanka said. “Women are paid equally for the work that we do, and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out.”
She also praised her father’s hiring practices in other areas that weren’t gender-related.
“There have always been men of all backgrounds and ethnicities on my father’s job sites,” Trump said. “And long before it was commonplace, you also saw women. My father values talent. He values real knowledge and skill when he finds it.
“He is colorblind and gender-neutral,” she added.
Trump also made sure that the media got the point with a dig at Hillary Clinton, who has used the “war on women” as a talking point, but pays her female staffers less.
“Politicians talk about wage equality,” Ivanka Trump said. “But my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career.”
Ivanka Trump’s statements may be part of what eventually sinks Hillary Clinton. Sure, Hillary says she is a feminist leader who represents equality, but the facts suggest otherwise. Most of the upfront people in Clinton’s campaign are male, compared with Trump, who has employed several women.
While Clinton has been paying her female staffers less, wage inequality has not been evidenced in the Trump campaign.
When America stops to think about it, they will realize that Hillary Clinton may be a woman, but Donald Trump is the candidate who will actually make things better for women.