President Trump lashed out at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter this morning in a sexually suggestive manner. He claimed that the New York senator had come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and would “do anything for them,” implying the offer of sexual favors.
The full tweet:
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
Yesterday, Senator Gillibrand called for Trump to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment by over a dozen women. Three male senators, Cory Booker, Ron Wyden, and Jeff Merkley joined Gillibrand in calling for Trump to step down. None of these men have been targeted or harassed by Trump since their announcements.
An hour before Trump’s demeaning tweet about Gillibrand, he claimed that continuing allegations of sexual misconduct against him were false.
The irony of Trump’s claim of innocence coming just before he publicly harassed a female Senator was not lost on Twitter users:
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
— Philip Morton (@PhilipDMorton) December 12, 2017
After the events of this morning, over 100 female lawmakers that belong to the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG) are calling for a congressional investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump. And there are more calls for Trump to step down by prominent members of Congress:
The President of the United States needs to resign. https://t.co/3DtNJI834O
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 12, 2017