President Donald Trump is lashing out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has called on him to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump calls the New York Democrat “lightweight” and “a total flunky for Chuck Schumer,” the Senate Democratic leader.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Trump says Gillibrand “would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).” Gillibrand shot back on Twitter writing, "You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office."
You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017
Gillibrand told CNN on Monday that the allegations of sexual misconduct are credible and numerous and that Trump should resign.
Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year’s presidential election, but the national #MeToo spotlight is turning back to the president and his past conduct.
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski immediately accused the president of sexually harrassing Gillibrand with the tweet, saying that the implication was clear and unmistakable.
“Let’s just say it — he’s suggesting Kirsten Gillibrand would have sex with him in order to get campaign contributions,” Brzezinski said. “The president tweeted that this morning.”
“Maybe it’s Ivanka Trump, maybe she will finally stand up for what is right since her father just literally sexually harassed in a cruel way a woman on Twitter,” Brzezinski continued. “Ivanka, you stepped in there to talk for women, to speak for women, to have a platform for women. Where are you today?”
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