President Trump Tuesday fired back at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who has called for Trump’s impeachment, saying she used to come running to him for money but is “now in the ring fighting against Trump.”
Gillibrand, who appears to be positioning herself for a presidential run in 2020, has suggested Trump should be removed from office over allegations of past sexual misconduct.
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
No doubt pleased with the platform of a Twitter fight with the president that Trump has given her, Gillibrand soon tweeted back with a defiant, “You can’t silence me.”
You cannot 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. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017
Gillibrand is smart. She is seizing the banner of feminist opposition to Trump, something that will stand her in good stead in the Democratic primaries and help tons of cash pour into her campaign.