Has Donald Trump said offensive things about women in the past? Sure he has. But he has also said some equally, if not, more offensive things about men. You may even say he's an equal opportunity name caller. The fact is when it comes to actions (you know the old saying..."actions speak louder than words") not many people have empowered women more than Donald Trump. It should also be noted that Trump actions, as President, has been quite benevolent compared to the behavior of some previous U.S. Presidents towards women while serving in the White House.
*UPDATE: President Trump hired more women for cabinet level positions in his first year than any other president. And unemployment for women is at an 18 year low and a record number of women are employed.
Before Donald Trump Was President:
-Barbara Res, at 33 year old became the first women to ever be put in charge of supervising the construction of a skyscraper, when Donald Trump hired her in 1980.
-After Jennifer Hudson’s (African American female) mother, brother, and nephew were murdered, Trump sheltered her and her family at the Trump International Hotel & Tower free of charge.
-President Trump donated $25,000 to a mostly black women's basketball league after the founder was killed in the 9/11 attack.
-Trump resurrected Miss USA, an event that offers women a once in a lifetime, dream come true, experience to showcase their many talents and fitness lifestyles.
As Republican Presidential Candidate and President of the United States:
11/19/15: Hired Katrina Pierson (mixed race) was hired as Trump's national spokesperson for the 2016 presidential campaign.
12/7/16: Trump picked Linda McMahon, co-founder of pro wrestling company WWE, to lead his Small Business Administration.
8/15/16: Trump hired Kellyanne Conway to be his campaign manager. Kellyanne Conway became the first woman ever to successfully run a presidential campaign. She is currently serving as Counselor to the President in the administration of US President Donald Trump.
11/19/17: Elaine Chao, an Asian female, was picked by President Trump as the head of the U.S. Transportation Department.
1/3/17: African American female Omarosa Manigault was hired by President Trump as assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
11/29/17: President Trump picked Seema Verma, a female Indian American, for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
2/15/17: President Trump announced the creation of the Joint United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders after stating ‘We must realize the full potential of women in our economy’
2/28/17: President Donald Trump signed into law a bill aimed at encouraging women to pursue careers in science and business fields. The first bill, the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers and Innovators and Explorers Act (INSPIRE), directs NASA to encourage women to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.
2/28/17: President Donald Trump signed a second law into a bills encouraging women to pursue careers in science and business fields. The second bill, Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, permits the National Science Foundation to “encourage its existing entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world.”
3/15/17: Dina Habib Powell, an Egyptian American was selected by Trump to be the U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy.
6/19/17: Lynne Patton was put in charge of Region II of the Housing and Urban Development department that oversees federal housing in the New York and New Jersey region by President Trump. Lynne Patton is a black female.
7/13/17: President Donald Trump said he would have the U.S. contribute $50 million to the new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and other support.
7/21/17: President Trump named Sarah Huckabee Sanders the new White House press secretary, only the third woman in American history to be White House Press Secretary.
9/12/17: Female Hope Hicks was seleted as the White House Communications Director. She is one of the longest-serving members of the Trump administration. Starting with the administration as director of strategic communications, Hope Hicks has been a regular presence in the White House and is seen as one of the members of the inner circle of Trump's top advisers.
9/12/17: Female Mercedes Schlapp was selected as President Trump's senior adviser for strategic communications.
9/25/17: President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education in the Oval Office. The memorandum directed at least $200 million a year to technology education grants for women and minorities.
10/12/17: President Donald Trump chooses female Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next Homeland Security Secretary.
3/13/18: Trump selected female Gina Haspel to be the first ever female CIA Director. She was also selected by Trump as deputy director of the CIA being only the second woman to ever hold the position and first female career CIA officer to be named deputy director.
President Trump's grade on empowering women