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Ivanka discuss gender pay gap, Pence talks institutional racism in trip to Colorado

Posted: 7:21 PM, Sep 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-23 01:24:18Z
Ivanka, Pence campaign for Trump in Colorado

DENVER – The Donald Trump campaign again descended on Colorado Thursday to stump for the Republican nominee.

Trump’s daughter, attended a breakfast at the Colorado Women’s Alliance in Denver before heading to a tour of Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins.

Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, spoke at a town hall meeting at the Hillside Community Center in Colorado Springs around 2 p.m.

And his son, Donald Trump Jr., held a rally at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Thursday evening in Grand Junction.

Ivanka starts day off with Denver breakfast, tour of Fort Collins school

Ivanka took questions during a 15-minute speech at the breakfast at the downtown Denver Sheraton, telling a group of 50 she wants to get rid of the term “working woman,” that she finds all issues women’s issues and wants to close the gender pay gap.

“Motherhood represents a greater role in wage inequality than even gender does, so it’s a greater predictor of wage inequality than gender.”

The pay gap is a big Democratic issue at the Colorado state legislature, and an issue the Colorado Women’s Alliance sees slightly differently.

“Our organization actually feels like it’s already being addressed and that free-market solutions are typically better than government solutions,” said CWA spokeswoman Debbie Brown, who added that Ivanka “put a real, sort of natural face on the term ‘family.’”

In Fort Collins, the questions from students were as tough as the curriculum. Students asked her questions about being a woman in business, and whether she would be involved in government should her father be elected.

Ivanka Trump’s staff tells Denver7 she is likely to be back in Colorado mid-October with Trump himself.

Pence: ‘Set aside talk’ of institutional racism

Pence spoke to evangelical leaders in Colorado Springs, where he said he and Trump think institutional racism is discussed too much in regards to police shootings, calling it “rhetoric of division.”

But he assured those at the town hall that “justice will be served” in the cases.

He added that Hillary Clinton has “no business” running the country and said the campaign thinks Colorado is still very much in play in November.

Donald Trump Jr. discussed wildlife conservation and management in Grand Junction.

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