Gillibrand Fires Back at Trump for 'Sexist Smear'
Democrats call out president for tweet
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2017 2:14 PM CST
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., attends a news conference Dec. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – In defending himself against renewed allegations of sexual misconduct by female accusers, President Trump on Tuesday also called out Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after she said he should resign. Since then, the backlash has been fast and furious from Democrats, including Gillibrand herself, who say Trump's tweet was sexist itself, reports the Washington Post. The White House refutes the notion. Details:

  • The tweet: "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. 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. "Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!"
  • Gillibrand's response: After tweeting that Trump had brought "shame to the White House," Gillibrand doubled down at a news conference. Trump's tweet, she said, was "a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice." She repeated her call for GOP leaders to launch congressional investigations into the allegations against him. "I will not be silent on this issue."

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