Liberal feminists must be so happy. President-elect Donald TrumpDonald Trump Martin Luther King's daughter: 'God can triumph over Trump' Trump: Monday will be day one of administration Trump's navy build-up comes with steep price tag MORE this week announced his intention to nominate former Labor Department head Elaine Chao to serve as Transportation secretary in his administration, making her the third woman slated to serve in his cabinet, and the second minority woman.
This puts the president-elect on track to build one of the most pro-woman cabinets in history.
Gov. Haley, by the way, is the first Indian-American woman ever appointed to a Cabinet-level position. Now there are three women, two of them minorities! Funny, I don’t hear liberal feminists cheering for that.
We’ve all heard the schtick from liberals accusing Trump of being racist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, sexist and misogynistic. Yes, some of the ribald comments and derogatory insults Trump made were sexist. But liberals are overlooking a pretty significant characteristic of the future Trump administration when it comes to women.
Trump is on track to make history.
No more than four women have served simultaneously in a president’s Cabinet before. If he appoints one more, Trump will tie that record.
The number doesn’t even take into account K.T. McFarland, a Reagan-era Defense official named by Trump as deputy national security adviser, or Kellyanne Conway, who might be the most overlooked example of incredible female leadership in this election. Conway accomplished something no woman has done by rescuing a drowning Trump campaign and propelling her candidate all the way to victory. She’s now the first female campaign manager to ever win a presidential election. Talk about breaking a glass ceiling!
Liberals called Trump a misogynist for past statements, but his actions are speaking louder than his words.
Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLaura Ingraham mulling Senate run: report 19 companies that Trump has tweeted about Democrats wed themselves to abortion at their electoral peril MORE urged women to vote for her because she’s a woman, using gender as a qualifier. The women selected by Donald Trump, on the other hand, are not qualified because they’re women. They’re serving because they’re incredibly qualified.
Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) is the anchor of "Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler," which airs daily on the One America News Network. She graduated from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in homeland security.
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