One day before the Iowa caucuses, a former paid employee of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has alleged that she and other women were discriminated against and paid less than male staffers in the same positions.
On Sunday, The New York Times published a story featuring testimony from former Trump field organizer Elizabeth Mae Davidson, who worked for the campaign in Davenport, Iowa, before being fired last month. Davidson reportedly filed a complaint on Thursday with the Davenport Civil Rights Commission over alleged discrimination. From the Times:
[Davidson] 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.