Gillibrand took another big step towards greater national recognition by demanding Trump's resignation over sexual harassment allegations and punching back just as hard at his inevitable fierce counterattack.
What a fucking sexist pig.
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". The New York Democrat says she won't be silenced on the issue of sexual harassment.
"I will not be silenced on this issue", the AP quoted Gillibrand as saying. "Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday", referring to women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct. "Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!" the President tweeted.
Trump said Tuesday morning that Sen.
"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. And conservative media quickly jumped on the idea that mainstream reporters had willfully misinterpreted the tweet - thereby offering a fresh rallying point for the President's political base.
She also had led the charge of Democratic senators to successfully urge the resignation of Sen. "He not only owes Kirsten an apology, he owes an apology to our entire country, particularly the women in this country".
Several women accusing the President of sexual assault and misconduct held a press conference on Monday, calling for Trump to be investigated for his past behavior.
Trump donated $4,800 to Gillibrand's Senate campaign in 2010, according to federal campaign finance records.
If Trump refuses to resign, Gillibrand told CNN that Congress should launch a sweeping investigation into the President, who stands accused of sexually harassing or assaulting almost two dozen women.
His broadside against Gillibrand was the latest example of Trump hurling a provocative, if vague, attack that was open to interpretation, allowing him to distance himself from criticism that he's being inflammatory. "They are numerous. I've heard these women's testimony and many of them are heartbreaking". Almost 24 hours later, the White House sent along an email that, citing news reports that quoted witnesses, offered rebuttals to two of the accusations.