Hillary’s campaign newspaper, the New York Times, reported the latest “meant-to-be-shocking” sexual discrimination claim against Donald Trump on Sunday. A 26-year old former campaign staffer for Trump said the campaign was guilty of sex discrimination.
Elizabeth Mae Davidson, who worked as an organizer in Iowa for the New York businessman, filed a complaint with the Davenport, Iowa, Civil Rights Commission, claiming female staffers were paid less than male staffers, according to the report. The reason she made less was because she wasn’t allowed to plan and speak but the men were.
However, they fired her two weeks ago because she did “a terrible job.”
The other complaint is that he addressed her and another female volunteer which referred to women’s appearances, saying “you guys could do a lot of damage,” the Times report said.
Speaking to DailyMail.com by telephone in western Iowa between campaign rallies, Trump flatly denied Davidson’s claims and blasted the Times for publishing the article without asking for his side of the story.
“She made it up,” he said flatly of the quote, saying the phrase “you guys could do a lot of damage” is something he has “never” said. “It isn’t even in my vocabulary. I mean I might say someone is attractive, but that’s just not a phrase I would ever use. It’s not true,” he said.
And Trump added that “I have no idea who this woman is. Where do they find these people?”
The Times published a photograph of Trump and Davidson together as evidence that the two had interacted in the past, but Trump said it meant nothing. “You’ve seen me at these rallies,” he said. “I come down off the stage and take pictures with literally thousands of people. Thousands!”
“So she has one picture of me standing next to her around a bunch of people, I don’t know where.”
“I’m telling you, the bottom line is I have no idea who this person is, and I never said that. Never.”
In her complaint, Ms. Davidson wrote that she was told she was fired for making “disparaging comments about senior campaign leaders to third parties” and breaking a nondisclosure clause in her employment contract.
She said she didn’t do that but she sure is doing it now.
The story was written by Tripp Gabriel who only writes negative stories about Trump.
Trump claimed Davidson was the axe-grinding source of leaks on which Gabriel based his past stories, including one on January 13 that framed Trump’s Iowa ground game as a buffoonish comedy of errors rife with campaign-dooming mistakes.
“She’s the same one who gave Gabriel the leaks for his other stories,” Trump claimed on the phone, saying he had learned Davidson “really hates Chuck Laudner.”
Laudner is Trump’s leading Iowa political operative, a ground-game expert who guided former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to victory in the 2012 Republican caucuses.
The NY Times described her as one of the campaign’s most effective organizers.
“These claims from a disgruntled former part-time employee are without merit,” Scott Hicks, the campaign’s secretary, said. “She is in violation of her contract and continues to disparage the campaign with falsehoods, which, in addition to doing a terrible job, is why she was terminated weeks ago.”
“She has a non-disclosure agreement that she signed, which opens her up to all kinds of lawsuits, I can tell you,” Trump explained to the Daily Mail.
Davidson is the daughter of Judy Davidson, the Republican party chairwoman for Scott County, Iowa, according to the New York Times.
Davidson was a paid intern for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.