Albright: Trump Administration Is 'All White Men'

April 11, 2018

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright falsely claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump's administration is "all white men."

Albright, who served as the nation's top diplomat under President Bill Clinton, sat down for an interview on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM show with editor-in-chief Ben Smith to talk about the importance of "co-ed decision making."

"There are a lot of smart women that are very capable of making decisions," she said. "One of the things I have said is women work incredibly hard, having a lot of good ideas, but there needs to be more than one woman in the room."

Smith asked Albright whether the complexion of the Trump administration shocked her.

"You mean all white men?" Albright asked.

Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state, then talked about the importance of diversity and how she was an immigrant to the United States.

"I do think that what is necessary is diversity. The strength of our country is diversity. I'm an immigrant and I'm such a proud American and grateful to America and what has been the magic of America is our welcoming of people that are not exactly the same," Albright said.

The Trump administration has several women in key cabinet positions, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Counselor Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders are also key female White House team members.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Department of Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar, and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta are other cabinet officials who are not white men.