White House Insists Trump Tweet Wasn't Sexist. Female Senators Disagree

13 December, 2017, 06:26 | Author: Kim Reid
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Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY says President Donald Trump should resign after three women renewed their previous allegations that he had sexually assaulted them.

Hawaii's Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono is now calling for President Trump to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. "Our leaders should focus on the issues, not personal attacks", he wrote in a statement to the Washington Post.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders pledged to provide a list of eyewitnesses whose accounts exonerated the president.

They concluded that a "president who shows such disrespect for the truth, for ethics, for the basic duties of the job and for decency toward others fails at the very essence of what has always made America great". A day later, Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told MSNBC, "The president should resign because he certainly has a track record, with more than 17 women, of horrific conduct".

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Trump has denied the allegations, most recently dismissing them as "fake news" in a Tuesday morning tweet.

On Tuesday, she responded to the president, saying "You can not silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office".

Whereas Trump's tweets about Hillary Clinton have largely focused on allegations of corruption, his latest assault on Sen.

Jessica Leeds, who says she was groped and kissed by Trump on a commercial flight decades ago, said the president has not been held accountable for "what he is and who he is".

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It's debatable whether Trump's tweet meets the dictionary definition of "slut shaming", but as of this writing Warren's tweet has gotten more retweets and favorites than Trump's original.

According to Open Secrets, Trump has given Gillibrand $5,850 in campaign contributions. "You don't care about women". And Trump "literally sexually harassed, in a cruel way, a woman on Twitter". "This is simply talking about a system that we have that is broken in which special interests control our government and I don't think that there's probably many people that are more controlled by political contributions than the senator the president referenced", Sanders said, expanding on the president's tweet with a more serious charge.

Gillibrand said on Monday that the recent avalanche of sexual harassment allegations against powerful men in politics, media and Hollywood - which led to the recent resignation of Democratic Sen.

The women, who first shared their stories before the November 2016 election, were holding a press conference later Monday to call for a congressional investigation into Trump's alleged behavior. "Therefore, Congress should investigate the multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations against him".

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