Author: By Danielle Paquette

Trump’s tweet about Mika Brzezinski’s ‘bleeding’ face was way more than just an insult – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump directed his Twitter fury Thursday at the hosts of “Morning Joe.” (Photo by Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post.) After President Trump mocked a female talk show host on Twitter for “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” Washington lawyer Debra Katz thought of her clients — the ones who feel sidelined because of their age and gender. “In one tweet, he hit on the vulnerability that many women feel as they age,” said Katz, who handles workplace discrimination lawsuits. “It has nothing to do with their ability to do their work. It has everything to do...

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Ivanka Trump vows push for change for women, defends father – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS The crowd at a women’s summit in Berlin booed President Trump’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, when she claimed her father was “a tremendous champion of supporting families,” on April 25. (Reuters) A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families.” Trump was taking her first crack at diplomacy abroad in her new role as assistant to the president, vowing at a women’s economic conference in Berlin to create “positive change” for women in the United States. “He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive,” she said...

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As Ivanka Trump kept her White House plans quiet, a coveted West Wing office stayed open for her – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Ivanka Trump (Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) For nearly two months, the White House held a prime piece of office real estate in the West Wing for Ivanka Trump. The administration reserved the space, a senior official said, in case the first daughter decided to carve out a niche there. Trump didn’t regularly use the office until this week, the White House said, though she occasionally popped up in government meetings with her father and other world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But never before has an administration kept open a West Wing...

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The alt-right isn’t only about white supremacy. It’s about white male supremacy. – Washington Post

 IMAGE CREDIT: HERALDNET.COM At the Republican National Convention in July, Stephen Bannon praised his former website to a reporter, declaring: “We’re the platform for the alt-right.” But on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times that Bannon, his pick for chief White House strategist, isn’t part of that white supremacy movement. “If I thought he was a racist or alt-right or any of the things, the terms we could use,” Trump said,  “I wouldn’t even think about hiring him.” The conversation came days after Richard Spencer, the man who coined the term “alt-right,” and his supporters, some employing the Nazi salute, gathered in the nation’s capital, just blocks from Trump’s future residence. The loosely organized group, launched with a blog about six years ago, aims to create a white ethno state that would outlaw minorities — and force women into domestic roles. While the group is typically defined by its racist views, sexism also is central to its ideology. In their world, men would rule, Spencer told The Washington Post, and women would serve as their homemakers. The alt-right received little attention until Trump thrust Bannon into power. Spencer estimates just a fifth of his supporters are women, though the number visible in the audience as he spoke at the group’s D.C. conference appeared far smaller. They’re drawn to the lot, he told Rolling Stone last month, to find mates with “alpha genes”...

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Inside Donald Trump’s strategy to win back women

Kellyanne Conway, president and chief executive of Polling Company/Woman Trend (Chris Goodney/Bloomberg) NEW YORK CITY — Since Kellyanne Conway joined the Donald Trump campaign three weeks ago, she has appeared on television an average of three times daily, projecting titanic optimism: Trump will win over America’s women. Female voters, she declares on air, value a healthy economy and national security — issues on which Trump polls well. Besides, she told Katie Couric last Wednesday, “a critical mass of women have not said they’d vote for Hillary Clinton.” Trump, she insists, will sway them with policies promoting job creation and safety. Behind the scenes, however, the woman hired to fix Trump’s image with women adjusts her message, nudging the Republican presidential nominee to stop insulting his critics’ looks and display more compassion. National polls persistently reveal a dearth of support for Trump among half the nation’s voters. All year long, at least 65 percent of women surveyed in The Washington Post-ABC polls have reported holding an “unfavorable” view of the Republican candidate. The most recent share, released last week, stands at 69 percent, compared to 59 percent of men. No candidate has won the presidency — or even come close — with so little support from women since before 1980. Female supporters also seem scarce on the ground. At the Republican National Convention this week, the “Women Vote Trump” event...

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