Biden calls for female athletes to get ‘paid what they deserve’ as Caitlin Clark’s WNBA salary sparks debate

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President Biden called for women to be “paid what they deserve” Tuesday as a debate raged online about salaries in the WNBA after Caitlin Clark was selected No. 1 overall in the draft.

Biden’s X account fired off a post regarding women’s sports.

“Women in sports continue to push new boundaries and inspire us all,” Biden wrote on X. “But right now we’re seeing that even if you’re the best, women are not paid their fair share.


“It’s time that we give our daughters the same opportunities as our sons and ensure women are paid what they deserve.”

Biden’s post came hours after the Indiana Fever selected Clark with the top pick in the draft. Cameron Brink went No. 2 to the LA Sparks, and Kamilla Cardoso went No. 3 to the Chicago Sky. The draft sparked increased interest in WNBA salaries, …

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