Poll Context: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich argued Wednesday that Donald Trump could surprise with women voters in November, saying that he is more “pro-woman” than Hillary Clinton. During a Facebook Q&A Wednesday afternoon, Gingrich pointed out the pay disparity between male and female executives at the Clinton Foundation, where men earn 38 percent more on average, before telling viewers that Trump is more pro-woman than the former secretary of state. He also noted that this likely would come as a “shock” to many voters.
“The first thing that we can do this fall to regain real competitiveness in getting women to decide to vote for us is point out to them the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the Clinton position,” Gingrich said before pointing out the figure again, which was reported last month by The Daily Caller.
“Do you really want a president who pays men 38 percent more than women?” Gingrich asked. “And it turns out that’s not Donald Trump. Donald Trump pays man women executives very, very well, and he’s given them a great deal of responsibility and a great deal of authority.”