Trump Hiring a Female Campaign Manager Is Like an anti-Semite Hiring a Jew, Says Gloria Steinem

Venerated feminist says she cannot imagine why Kellyanne Conway took the job.

Gloria Steinem
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It makes no sense for a woman to run Donald Trump's presidential campaign, venerated feminist Gloria Steinem told Yahoo News in the wake of Republican strategist and pollster Kellyanne Conway being named his campaign manager.

“It’s like seeing an anti-Semitic candidate being managed by a Jewish person. It’s not heartening at all. I can’t imagine why she’s doing it,” Steinem told Katie Couric, Yahoo's global news anchor, during an interview on Wednesday.

“He’s a bully and also he’s not a successful businessman. He inherited his money. He calls Hillary cowardly and I think to myself, ‘Have you ever given birth?” added Steinem, who has one stepson. “It is unprecedented that we have had someone with so little experience, so little accuracy, so much bombast, such a bully.”

Steinem summed up Trump as a "brand" and "not a person," Yahoo News reported.  “He makes impossible promises and he appeals to people who legitimately are having a hard economic time. He’s the candidate of unnamed resentments, and everybody knows his name.”