Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) hit back at President Donald Trump after he launched a Twitter attack —loaded with sexual innuendo— suggesting that the New York Senator used to be willing to “do anything” to receive his campaign donations.
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
“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,” Gillibrand wrote.
Trump’s Tuesday tweet, which was in response to Gillibrand calling on Trump to step down in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct allegations made against him, accused the senator of regularly coming to his office and “begging” him for campaign donations.
“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,” the president wrote.
The tweet sparked an avalanche of angry responses with social media users questioning whether Trump was making some kind of sexual harassment in his attacks on the New York senator.
Gillibrand said this week that Trump ought to resign his office after more than a dozen women have accused him of sexual harassment