Election 2016

Hillary Clinton Is Making History but Donald Trump Congratulates Himself on Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women

The Republican nominee doesn't really get how this whole glass ceiling thing works.

WASHINGTON APRIL 25 - Donald Trump and wife Melania arrive at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC
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As Hillary Clinton continues to push through the same glass ceiling she put “about 18 million cracks” in eight years ago, her Republican rival Donald Trump Monday claimed he “was the one that really broke the glass ceiling on behalf of women more than anybody in the construction industry.”

Speaking with fanboy Bill O’Reilly, Trump said he has “great respect for women,” before insisted he was the driving force in elevating women through their careers. 

“… My relationship, I think, is going to end up being very good with women,” Trump continued, putting it in his usual strange way. “Plus, they want to see a strong country that’s secure. [Clinton’s] not going to be able to do that. Look at Benghazi. She was sleeping when the phone call came in. She did the ad on the phone call at three in the morning, she was sleeping, she was sound asleep or wherever she was, but she wasn’t answering that call when our ambassador and the others needed help.”

Never mind that even Trey Gowdy has said there probably nothing that could have been done to save those killed in Benghazi.

O’Reilly mentioned a Boston Globe article that revealed Trump’s campaign pays its female employees a third less than men while Clinton compensates equally. Of the top 15 highest-paid employees for the Trump campaign, only two are women.

Trump offered an unconvincing rebuttal of the Globe’s claim, insisting, “I just checked it Bill. And the answer is no.”

O’Reilly noted the Federal Election Committee report from April corroborates the Globe’s report. Trump said women perform “different jobs” than the men on his campaign.

“They’re much different jobs,” he continued. “But generally speaking, and if you look at my company and what I pay women versus men, in many cases I pay women more money than I pay of men. And frankly now I’ll probably get a lawsuit from the men that work for me.”

Trump’s come under fire for the misogynistic language he uses when discussing women. He’s called Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington “unattractive,” insisting he fully understands “why her former husband left her for a man—he made a good decision.” He told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her “dropping to [her] knees.” He called talk show host Rosie O’Donnell an “animal” and a “slob.” And following a particularly tough question Fox News Republican debate last year, he said moderator Megan Kelly, had “blood coming out of her eyes–blood coming out of her wherever,” alluding to Kelly’s menstrual cycle.

He’s also attacked Clinton for playing the “woman card,” escalating the gender war between the campaigns. “Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote,” Trump said at a news conference in April. “The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card. And the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.”

But they don’t seem to like him either. Despite Trump’s insistence he’ll be “great for women,” it seems women aren’t buying it. Seven out of ten female voters have an unfavorable opinion of Trump. Looks like Trump might have a glass ceiling of his own to break through.

Watch the video below, via Fox News.



Elizabeth Preza is a staff writer for Raw Story. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.

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