Ivanka Trump‘s biggest contribution to her father’s campaign for the presidency was a new policy regarding paid maternity leave and affordable childcare. It proved controversial for her, first when she walked on an interview about it after getting upset by the reporter, then when it was revealed that her father’s hotels don’t actually have a paid maternity leave policy like she said they did.
After all of that, one of her former employees spoke out on Facebook.
Marissa Velez Kraxberger, who now works at Rag & Bone, was once Trump’s Creative Vice President. In her Facebook revelation, she wrote that she took the job when she was pregnant, in spite of some misgivings about Trump’s hesitancy to commit to giving her paid leave.
She explained that Trump’s current maternity leave policy is actually the result of dedicated employees lobbying for it and that Trump herself was resistant to it.
“Our team–the ones who created #WomenWhoWork and the ones who the hashtag really stood for–fought long and hard to get her to finally agree to 8 weeks paid maternity leave,” she wrote.
That’s quite a shift from how Ivanka Trump framed her vision of paid leave.
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