Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, lashed out at President Trump and his administration on Wednesday for consisting of “all white men” and lacking key insight from women.
Albright, the nation’s first female Secretary of State, said it was a “waste of a good resource” for any presidential administration not to include more women. She said women bring a unique perspective to politics and allow for “co-ed decision-making.”
“There are a lot of smart women that are very capable of making decisions,” Albright said. “One of the things I have said is women work incredibly hard, having a lot of good ideas, but there needs to be more than one woman in the room.”
Trump currently has three women serving as members of his cabinet: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Trump’s administration also includes Sarah Huckabee Sanders (press secretary), Kellyanne Conway (counselor), Nikki Haley (Ambassador to the United Nations), Linda McMahon (Small Business Administrator) and Ivanka Trump (Adviser to the president).
In spite of these women in leadership around President Trump, Albright said: “I do think that what is necessary is diversity, the strength of our country is diversity,” said Albright, herself an immigrant from the Czech Republic. “What has been the magic of America is our welcoming of people that are not exactly the same,” she said.
Credit: The Hill