As you read this, keep in mind that a conservative think tank conducted the survey. So, if the president wants to claim “fake news,” then he’s going to have to take on a powerful ally.
Conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Monday found that since Trump took office, female staffers are making a median of $72,650 while male staffers earn a median of $115,000.
“The typical female staffer in Trump’s White House earns 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male staffer,” AEI scholar Mark Perry wrote — a gap of nearly 37 percent.
The pay gap stood at about 11 percent during Obama’s last year in office, and the national pay gap clocks in at roughly 17 percent, the report said.
The data, compiled by AEI and reported on by The Washington Post, found that when median salaries are used instead of average salaries, the pay gap shoots up from the initial 20 percent difference first reported on.