Did Trump Sexually Harass Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand?
President Donald Trump is being accused sexually harassing Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York on Twitter.
Gillibrand joined four other Democrats on Dec. 11 in calling on Trump to resign for decades of alleged sexual harassment. She told CNN: “President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible; they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”
On Dec. 12, Trump tweeted:
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
U.S.News noted that Trump donated $4800 to Gillibrand’s campaign in September 2010.
Gillibrand fired back:
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
Many folks on Twitter found Trump’s “and would do anything for them” and “begging” comments to be references to sex:
What does “and would do anything for them” mean? https://t.co/edvdtzDUIz
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 12, 2017
Also ironic: Trump’s defense against Gillibrand’s concerns over sexual harassment allegations is to sexually harass Gillibrand on Twitter.
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) December 12, 2017
Are you actually implying that senator Gillibrand offered you sexual favors for campaign contributions? You’ve lost whatever marbles you had left. Resign old man rapey
— Drue Houlihan (@Houlihand1) December 12, 2017
Let’s unpack: Kirsten Gillibrand:
•subservient to her master
•comes begging to offices
•would do ANYTHING for cash
•used like an old rag
oh yeah that is a *chef’s kiss* perfect tweet to follow up your sexual harassment denial
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) December 12, 2017