Ivanka works for free, but Trump White House can pay well

Donald Trump during the presidential campaign at his revamped Trump Turnberry golf course in South Ayrshire

Women working in the White House earn - on average - 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male colleagues, according to analysis conducted by CNN.

Beginning in 1995, Congress has required the White House to report annually on those working for the president, listing their titles and salaries.

Around 47 percent of the 359 regular employees at the White House are women - and 53 per cent men.

Interestingly, it is the same Trump government, whose advisor Ivanka Trump herself tweeted against gender pay gap on April 4, saying, "EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work".

Of the 22 employees making the highest salary of $179,700, only six were found to be women. Likewise, Kushner is also receiving a salary of $0.00 for his position as "assistant to the president and senior advisor". The median White House female staffer under Trump makes $72,650, while the median salary for men is $115,000. "I will always have your back", Trump said, addressing the men and women serving in the US military.

The White House has not responded to CNN's request for comment. In April, equal-pay advocates criticized the president for signing an executive order that rolled back a regulation meant to protect women's ability to earn the same as men.

The news outlet buries the real news in its fourth paragraph, which states that the pay gap "is primarily due to more women filling lower-ranking jobs".

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has campaigned for equal pay since being named one of his advisers.



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