Category: News Tracking

This is What Happens When Donald Trump Attacks a Private Citizen on Twitter

Jenna Johnson, Washington Post – December 8, 2016

About a year ago, 18-year-old college student Lauren Batchelder stood up at a political forum in New Hampshire and told Donald Trump that she didn’t think he was “a friend to women.” The next morning, Trump fired back on Twitter — calling Batchelder an “arrogant young woman” and accusing her of being a “plant” from a rival campaign. Her phone began ringing with callers leaving threatening messages that were often sexual in nature. Her Facebook and email inboxes filled with similar messages. As her addresses circulated on social media and her photo flashed on the news, she fled home to hide.

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Andrew Puzder, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, Reportedly Abused his Wife

Marie Solis, Mic – December 8, 2016

Following reports Donald Trump would be choosing CEO Andrew Puzder as his secretary of labor, details of the fast food giant’s troubling record with women popped up, pointing to Puzder’s role in popularizing sexist advertisements featuring bikini-clad women eating burgers.

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Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the Running for Agriculture, Energy Secretary

Major Garrett, CBS News – December 8, 2016

Several transition sources say Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, is in the running for agriculture and energy secretary, but has recently been considered more heavily for the agriculture post. Donald Trump’s team is looking to add more women to the cabinet and enhance the prospects for a stronger Republican majority.

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Trump and the Changing Politics of the Marriage Gap

Rammesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg View – December 7, 2016

For all the attention to the gender gap in politics, the lesser-noticed marriage gap is bigger. Donald Trump did better among male voters than female ones by 11 points, his support among married voters was 15 points higher than it was with unmarried voters. Married America voted for Trump by a solid margin (52 to 44 percent), while single America voted for Hillary Clinton in a landslide (55 to 37 percent).

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Nigel Farage Loves Ivanka Trump

Esther King, Politico – December 7, 2016

Nigel Farage believes there could one day be another Trump in the White House — Ivanka. Asked who was his favorite member of the Trump family, Farage didn’t miss a beat, responding: “Oh, Ivanka.” Oh my goodness gracious me,” he said. “Thirty-six, beautiful, utterly brilliant and given that we’ve had a Clinton dynasty and a Bush dynasty, she may well be president of the U.S. in 15-20 years’ time.”

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Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman?

Susan Chira, New York Times – December 7, 2016

Donald J. Trump’s campaign was dogged by accusations of misogyny. Now his cabinet is shaping up to be one of the most hostile in recent memory to issues affecting women, advocacy groups for women say. Tax credits for child care and the prospect of paid maternity leave are exceptions to a host of positions that could result in new restrictions on abortion and less access to contraception, limits on health care that disproportionately affect women and minorities and curbs on funding for domestic violence, as well as slowing the momentum toward raising the minimum wage or making progress on equal pay.

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Valerie Jarrett: I Urged Kellyanne Conway to Take a Job in Trump’s White House

Louis Nelson, Politico – December 7, 2016

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said Wednesday that she urged President-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to accept a role in the incoming administration, something Conway has said she’s unlikely to do because she has four young children.

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Omarosa: Trump Will “Empower Women & Have Them Shatter The Glass Ceiling”

Carolyn L. Todd, Refinery 29 – December 6, 2016

Omarosa thoroughly believes that Trump is a fantastic man, as she explains in a new as-told piece in The Hollywood Reporter, titled “Omarosa: I’m Black, Female, and Donald Trump Is My Friend.” In it, she expounds on Trump’s respect for women and Black people, as well as her new role on Trump’s transition team: fostering diversity in the new White House.

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Omarosa Manigault Defends Donald Trump: ‘I Am Living the American Dream’ Because of Him

Caitlin O’Toole, US Weekly – December 6, 2016

Omarosa Manigault has penned a passionate essay defending her former Apprentice boss, Donald Trump, against allegations of racism and sexism, and revealing how the president-elect was there for her after her brother’s murder and the sudden death of her then-fiancé, actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

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