By Aaron O’Leary – Media Bias Fact Check
President Donald Trump and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand exchanged heated debate through Twitter on Tuesday with the President implying that the Senator would perform lewd acts in exchange for campaign funding.
Trump was responding to comments made by Gillibrand on CNN insisting the President step down amid a fresh wave of sexual harassment allegations.
“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 tweeted.
Gillibrand joined three other male senators in a call for President Trump to resign amid fresh allegations. Gillibrand responded moments later on Twitter “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,” she wrote.
Gillibrand later slammed the President’s remarks whilst speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, insisting the tweet was a “sexist smear attempting to silence my voice. It’s part of the president’s effort at name-calling.”
Gillibrand continued “I will not be silenced on this issue. Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday, and neither will the millions of women who have been marching since the women’s march [January] to stand up against policies they do not agree with.”
A number of Democratic party members came to the defense of Gillibrand insisting Trump’s remarks were despicable.
“Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand?” Warren wrote on Twitter. “Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump.” Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted.
Democratic Congressmen Swalwell of California called Trump’s comments were “ugly and suggestive”
Donald Trump has seen increasing pressure on him to resign amidst increasing numbers of women coming forward accusing him of sexual harassment. The President continues to deny wrongdoing.
Recently Senator Al Franken announced his resignation in response to allegations against him.