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The Trump White House has a staggering gender pay gap

Ivanka Trump famously asserted that "my father is a feminist," but you wouldn't know it by looking at the gender pay gap among White House staffers, which has "more than tripled in the first year of the Trump administration," The Washington Post writes. The Trump White House has a 37 percent gender pay gap — wider than the national pay gap was even in 1980 and more than double the modern-day 17 percent pay gap nationally.

"The typical female staffer in Trump's White House earns 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male staffer," said economist Mark Perry of the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute. Perry's analysis found that the median White House salary for a female staffer is $72,650 — but among men, the median salary shoots up to $115,000.

Under President Obama, the pay gap peaked at 18 percent. It was at 11 percent last year.