White House gender pay gap worse than national average, report says

Trump visits his Virginia golf club for July 4th

The average salary among men working in the White House was $105,404, according to an analysis of the White House's annual report to Congress, which was released Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump tells military personnel during a July 4 picnic at the White House.

Some news outlets, including CNN, Roll Call, and Newsweek have reported a 20% White House pay gap because they used average, rather than median, salaries in their calculation.

There are, of course, women making high salaries at the Trump White House Office. According to the White House document, Ivanka is getting paid a salary of $0.00 for her role as "first daughter and advisor to the president". Three of the eight employees in that category are women.




The White House, however, does not seem to have been able to resolve the disparity in gender pay, an issue that has been demanding major attention for years now. 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.

She's more than willing to tweet about closing the gender pay gap to build her personal brand, write with a straight face that she was "proud to work towards this goal alongside my father and in support of the administration's commitment to women and families", and profit off of books with warmed-over cliches about working women, but when comes to actually advancing the principles she espouses (cough, Paris climate accords, cough), she does little of actual effect.

One day later, Ivanka Trump tweeted her support for closing the gender pay gap.

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