Trump administration is empowering women. Not just with top duties but also in terms of pay cheques. US President Donald Trump’s senior counselor Kellyanne Conway has revealed that five of the 28 highest paid employees in his administration are women, according to an ANI report.
This development has taken place post the resignation of deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland, ANI reported quoting The Hill. US President Trump has been under the scanner over appointments in his cabinet ever since he took over the Presidency in January this year from Barack Obama – critics have highlighted incidents when only men are featured in the White House and not women.
However, Trump’s senior counselor Conway, who was also his campaign manager, gave examples to oppose the criticism. Conway in her clarification has said that the female staff in the Trump administration are seen and their voices are heard. Conway added that the women in the administration are asked both for their opinions and ideas.
Earlier this month Donald Trump’s wife Melania and his daughter Ivanka, who is also a senior adviser in the Trump administration, faced flak for praising ‘women’s empowerment’ in Saudi Arabia. The middle eastern nation is known for following a strict form of Sunni Islam, which imposes many restrictions on women. Women are not allowed to drive and have to be chaperoned by a male relative when in public, according to an Indian Express report.
Ivanka Trump, according to the Indian Express, said that Saudi Arabia has made ‘encouraging’ progress in empowering women. Ivanka made the comment at a round-table meet with a delegation of Saudi Arabian women led by Princess Reema bint Bandar.