‘No one is ever going to love me again’: Former Trump aide claims her husband was fired because she was a woman
When Maggie Wilson-Jones was an assistant to the Trump campaign, she felt like a pioneer.
“I was an outsider, I was a female, and I was trying to get in there,” she says.
“So the first couple of days, I had a feeling that maybe I was the exception to the rule, that nobody was going to like me.”
She soon began to feel the pinch.
“The women in my office, they were not happy,” she recalls.
“It was just like: ‘Oh my God, how can we be in the same office?’
And I would have a feeling of being an outcast, and that it was just not going to be tolerated.”
It was around this time that Wilson-Moore, a former aide for Trump, says she met a woman named Maggie.
The woman was working in the campaign’s finance division and she and her husband had a falling out.
Wilson-Smiths husband was not happy either.
“He said to me: ‘Maggie, you are so brave, you’ve got the best job in America, you have a husband who is the most powerful person in the world,'” she recalls, “And I said, ‘Yes, but I’m a woman.
I’m an outsider.’
And he just said, like, ‘Oh, that’s great.'”
It was then that Maggie, Wilson-smiths husband’s cousin, became an aide to the president.
“She was very much in the background,” she remembers.
“And she just kind of pushed me and said: ‘You know, you’re just like the rest of us.
You’re not just like us.'”
Maggie’s husband had an affinity for Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
They met and became close friends.
But when Maggie’s boss asked her to join the campaign, the couple were on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
“We were both in the country, and he wanted to go to Canada,” she tells me.
“Maggies dad was a very wealthy guy, so he just asked her: ‘Would you want to go with him?'”
Maggie was a loyal Trump loyalist and the couple even went to Trump Tower together.
But that didn’t make things any easier for Maggie.
When the campaign was running high on donations, Maggie felt like the only way to support her husband and his campaign was by helping them out financially.
She says she was asked to help raise money for the campaign at a Trump rally.
“There was a young woman there,” Maggie says.
She asked her husband if he could help out with a fundraising event for the Trump family.
“Yeah, sure,” he replied.
“How do I say this?
I was like: I don’t know how.
You know, I can’t even tell you.”
“The only time I felt like I was being treated like an equal was when I was with Maggie, and then when I came to work at the campaign,” Maggie adds.
“When I came in to work, there was this young woman and she had just come from a campaign event and I told her: I’m not allowed to come with you.”
Maggie recalls her boss asking: “Why did you get to come?
And I said: It’s the first time that I have ever been asked to come to work with someone who was an immigrant.
It’s not like I’m any sort of special person, I just happened to be one of them.”
But Maggie was asked a series of more specific questions about her ethnicity, her age and even her gender.
And she says the candidate’s response was: “Well, it’s not that, it just depends on who you ask.”
Maggie says her boss told her that the campaign is run by women.
“They don’t want to ask me questions about my gender, my age, or about anything,” she recounts.
Maggie says she later told her boss: “I don’t think that is what they want.
I don, I think that we are a team.
We all want the same things, we want the president to win, we all want to do good for the country.”
Maggie and her boss then started an internal debate over what was right for the candidate.
“My boss asked me, and it’s one of those things I don of forgotten, ‘Well, are you going to ask the president if he’s going to go on the road?’
And that was the beginning of it,” Maggie remembers.
It was after this discussion that she was approached by the campaign and asked to join its “Women in the Campaign” group.
It had a list of “people who fit the bill to do it for the president,” and they were willing to pay her $30,000 a month to help out.
“That was like a dream come true,” Maggie tells me, “to be able