Trump attacks Gillibrand after resignation call
- Author: Delores Daniels Dec 13, 2017,
Dec 13, 2017, 4:31
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on Trump to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations against him. Elizabeth Warren, are speaking out against comments President Donald Trump posted to Twitter Tuesday morning.
The White House denied Gillibrand's assertion that the tweet was sexist, stating it could only be interpreted as innuendo "if your mind is in the gutter".
President Trump went on the offensive Tuesday, responding to calls for his resignation by saying that Sen. "Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday", she said. In 2013, he wrote of New York's attorney general: "Why did lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman come to my office on numerous occasions begging for campaign contributions?" "Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!"
"I mean that's what it is", Gillibrand said on Capitol Hill.
"Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russian Federation - so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!" he tweeted at 7:10 a.m.
"This sexist attack on Senator Gillibrand is a failure of leadership and demeaning and disrespectful to the American people - particularly American women", said Esty, a three-term Democrat who represents greater Danbury and Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.
His daughter Ivanka Trump, donated $2,000 to Gillibrand in 2014.
Huckabee Sanders offered up a ridiculous defense of the president's tweet.
This led to Mr Trump launching an attack. "He is an admitted sexual predator and the only thing that will stop him is his resignation", Hirono said.
"President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign", she told CNN. Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic, being an exception.
More than a dozen women came forward during last year's campaign to say that Trump had harassed them or worse, many speaking out in the wake of the "Access Hollywood" tape in which he is heard bragging about groping women. "Whether (Trump) will ever hold himself accountable is something you really can't hold your breath for so Congress should have hearings". Almost 24 hours later, the White House sent along an email that, citing news reports that quote witnesses, offered rebuttals to two of the accusations.