Clinton Touts Equal Pay Despite Paying Women on Her Staff Less Than Men

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Hillary Clinton brought up Equal Pay Day during a "Women for Women International" discussion on Tuesday despite paying women on her own Senate staff 72 cents to the dollar.

Clinton made the comment while sitting down with CNN's Christiane Amanpour to discuss the shortcomings of her 2016 campaign and President Donald Trump's job performance.

"Were you a victim of misogyny and why do you think you lost the majority of the white female vote?" Amanpour asked Clinton.

The former secretary of state answered yes before quickly changing the subject to equal pay.

"We just had Equal Pay Day in April, which is how long women have to work past the first of the year to make the equivalent of what men make the prior year in comparable professions, and we know it's a problem in our country," Clinton said. "It's not something that exists somewhere far away. It exists right here."

According to a Washington Free Beacon analysis, "women working for [Clinton] in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men."

From 2002 to 2008, while Clinton served as a senator from New York, "the median annual salary for a woman working in Clinton's office was $15,708.38 less than the median salary for a man," the Free Beacon found.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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