SCUMBAG: Former Donald Trump Campaign Staff Is Alleging Sex Discrimination

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Well, the tip off was probably harassing Fox News reporter and debate moderator Megyn Kelly at the GOP debate in August, so it’s not like we didn’t see this coming. Part of what makes Trump so talked about is the unprecedented level of audacity he has, and how’s willing to do or say almost anything.

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So it’s likely unsurprising to you that Trump’s latest ordeal involves firing a member of his staff, based on her being a woman.

Elizabeth Mae Davidson, a 26-year-old former paid organizer for Donald Trump’s campaign has recently accused the campaign of discrimination on the basis of sex, after being fired from the campaign.

According to The New York Times, Davidson claims men who worked for the campaign were paid more and allowed to speak at Trump rallies across the country. When Davidson asked to speak at rallies, her several requests were denied.

Even worse, Trump himself allegedly made direct comments to Davidson and another female volunteer when they met the 2016 presidential hopeful for the first time. In objectifying reference to both of the women’s personal appearances, he said:

‘You guys could do a lot of damage.’

Davidson was apparently fired for making “disparaging comments about senior campaign leaders to third parties,” as well as breaking a nondisclosure clause in her contract of employment. However, Davidson herself denies these claims.

While this is without a doubt disgusting behavior from a presidential candidate, it’s no surprise to most.  It’s saddening that we’ve come to expect this from someone within arm’s reach of running the country. I think this shine’s a light on the dire state of the American democracy.

Trump’s history of misogynistic comments aren’t hard to find. He once stated:

‘You have to treat ’em like shit.’

According to Davidson, this entire ordeal has wreaked havoc on her life.

‘As a result of this discrimination I have suffered lost wages, mental anguish and damage to my career.’

When asked if she would attend the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Davidson said she wasn’t sure.

‘Some of the bad things about him I dismissed, because I was working for the candidate.  Now I’m more critical, especially how he treats women.’

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