Kellyanne Pushes Back at White House Gender Inequality Claims

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: May 30, 2017 10:00 AM
Kellyanne Pushes Back at White House Gender Inequality Claims

The media likes to share photos from the White House showing what appears to be all-male policy meetings. 

Don’t believe everything you see, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told the Business Insider Sunday. Fed up with the misleading media narrative, Conway shared her firsthand experience as a woman working in the Trump White House.

“We're heard and we're seen and we're listened to and we are sought out and sought after for our opinions and our judgment and our ideas and our insight,” Conway said.

Conway said she and her fellow female employees may not be in the pictures the media likes to blast out, but that doesn't mean they are not in the room making an impact.

"It's like, well, I was sitting next to the cameraman, so I was right there, but I'm not in the shot," Conway explained.

The White House insists that Trump does not consider gender in his staff search. He simply hires the best person for the job.

"I don't think he cares two hoots whether I was male or female," said K.T. McFarland, Trump's nominee for the next ambassador to Singapore and who previously served as deputy national security advisor.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who also knows something about her father’s hiring practices, said last year at the Republican National Convention that he routinely looks for candidates through a “color-blind and gender neutral” lens.