More bad news for the Trump campaign as a field manager is accusing them of sex discrimination, a terrible story to hit a day before the Iowa caucus vote.
From the New York Times:
A former paid organizer for Donald J. Trump who was fired this month has accused his presidential campaign of sex discrimination.
Elizabeth Mae Davidson, 26, who was the Trump campaign’s field organizer here in Davenport, Iowa’s third-largest city, said in a discrimination complaint that men doing the same jobs were paid more and were allowed to plan and speak at rallies, while her requests to do so were ignored. She also said that when she and a young female volunteer met Mr. Trump at a rally last summer, he told them, “You guys could do a lot of damage,” referring to their looks.
The complaint was filed on Thursday with the Davenport Civil Rights Commission. Mr. Trump’s spokeswoman and campaign manager did not respond to calls, emails or text messages sent late Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Ms. Davidson, of Bettendorf, who had recruited volunteer organizers for most of her region’s 63 precincts and opened a Trump campaign field office, only the second in the state, was fired on Jan. 14, the day after a New York Times article portrayed problems with the campaign’s senior Iowa leadership, to whom she reported.
Here are what her specific allegations are:
Ms. Davidson’s complaint says that men with the same job title — district representatives — were quoted in news accounts without being fired by the Trump campaign.
Her complaint says that she was the only woman with that title and that men with the same title were also paid more.
In an interview, Ms. Davidson said she was paid $2,000 a month and was classified as a part-time worker because she also had a job as a paralegal. But she said another field representative, Marc Elcock, was paid more despite the fact that he, too, has a day job, as a lawyer.
According to the Trump campaign’s public filings, several men who held the title of district representative, including Mr. Elcock, were paid $3,500 to $4,000 a month.
Mr. Trump’s remark to Ms. Davidson and a female volunteer that they could “do a lot of damage” occurred when they were introduced to Mr. Trump last summer, according to the complaint, which included no other details about the exchange.
This definitely won’t help with Independents and moderate Republicans, especially after his many fights with women like Megyn Kelly that have made people accuse him of sexism.
Uhm.. yeah they look.. cozy.