Kirsten Gillibrand Aide: Ivanka Present at One Time Meeting with Trump in 2010
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last, uh, 20 minutes or so, President Donald Trump is once again slowly tapping away with one finger on his iPhone, sending out controversial missives to Twitter.
Today’s target? New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who called on him to resign yesterday amid a renewed interest in the many women who have stepped forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct.
The president tweeted that Gillibrand was a “flunky” who wanted campaign donations so badly she “would do anything for them.”
If you read that and think he is insinuating, in his ever-so Trumpian way, that Gillibrand offered to trade sexual favors for campaign donations, or something, you wouldn’t be the only one. That seems to be the general takeaway, with the president once again controlling the day’s media cycle by excreting some outrageous nonsense all over social media.
Not that anybody on Gillibrand’s side particularly needed to defend her, being as how the notion of her offering sexual favors to Home Alone 2 star Donald Trump is utterly laughable. But one of her aides has valiantly tried, telling reporter Josh Dawsey that Gillibrand only met with the president once, in 2010, and that daughter Ivanka Trump was present at the meeting.
Gillibrand herself has responded to Trump’s tweet, labeling it a brazen attempt to distract from calls for him to resign.
It must be noted, that Gillibrand very likely did not “beg” for donations from Donald Trump, seeing as how she won re-election in 2012 with 72 percent of the vote, the largest margin of victory for any statewide candidate in the history of New York. Her victory in 2010, the year this meeting took place, was nearly as lopsided.
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