On Wednesday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y) appeared on NBC’s “Today” show.
During the interview Gillibrand spoke about President Trump’s recent controversial tweet.
Trump wrote that Gillibrand “would do anything,” which many have interpreted as a sexual innuendo, including Gillibrand.
“Well certainly that was how I and many people read it. It was certainly just a sexist smear intended to silence me,” she said.
Gillibrand continued, stating, “The president says whatever he wants whenever he wants. I don’t think that level of discourse, however, is what this country wants…I think what he has done is unacceptable and if you put that in the context of multiple accusers who have accused him of sexual assault and sexual harassment that are credible, you need accountability.”
She added that Trump “should resign.”
Trump has been heavily scrutinized for his tweet, which read, “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!”
The White House publicly defended Trump’s tweet, with W.H press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claiming it was not a sexual innuendo and that reporters have their minds “in the gutter.”