Ivanka Backs Her Father on Reversing Obama Rule, Draws Fire

Many hoped she would be a champion for women’s equality in the White House.

An Obama era rule that would have required employers to begin collecting data to combat pay disparity has been shot down by the Trump administration. This continues Trump’s trend of reversing Obama regulations and protections, just days after Hurricane Harvey.

Ivanka Trump, an unpaid assistant to the president, spoke on behalf of her father and the administration in a statement released on Tuesday:


“Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results […] We look forward to continuing to work with EEOC, [the Office of Management and Budget], Congress and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap.”

Ivanka previously has pushed for equal pay for women. Patricia Arquette and others took Ivanka to task on Twitter:

Others were more pointed as they called out Ivanka’s hypocrisy.

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