Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.
Yesterday, President Donald Trump sexually harassed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Twitter in front of his 44.5 million followers. Headlines and tweets about his comments should say so.
Minutes after calling 19 credible reports about his own sexual misconduct “FAKE NEWS” and saying he had “never met” his accusers — which include multiple women with whom he had documented business relationships — Trump sent a second tweet about Gillibrand, who yesterday called for the president to resign. Here is the president’s official statement:
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.