Trump’s “Opening Our Country” Council: Where are the Women?

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“What I want to know is: Where are the women?” asked Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) before walking out on an all-male opening panel in a 2012 congressional hearing on contraception coverage in Obamacare. “I look at this panel and I don’t see one single individual representing the tens of millions of women across the country.”

Fast forward to 2020—and Maloney’s question still resonates. 

President Trump announced his “Opening Our Country Council” last week—with 220 men and a paltry 20 women.

Donald Trump takes questions from the press during a coronavirus update briefing Saturday, April 18. (White House Photo / Tia Dufour)

Of the council’s 16 business and industry categories ranging from agriculture to transportation—along with a single “thought leader” group tacked on—41 percent have zero females.

The largest roster, health care, has 27…

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