On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, panelists ripped President Trump over his attack on Kirsten Gillibrand last week.
After Gillibrand said the President should resign over the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, Trump tweeted this:
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
Former Trump adviser Michael Caputo gave Gillibrand credit for being a notable voice on sexual harassment issues for years and said if he were a “cynical” Democratic operative, he’d recommend she do “exactly what she’s doing: take on the President.”
He did say he didn’t think Trump’s tweet was a “sexist smear.”
Former Obama WH Communications Director Jen Psaki countered that it’d be one thing if this was a “one-off,” but “this is a guy who has misogyny in his DNA, who ran as a misogynist.”
Jake Tapper brought up the White House’s line that only people with minds “in the gutter” would have, well, gone there with that tweet.
Ana Navarro also noted Gillibrand’s record on these issues, brought up what she said about Bill Clinton and Al Franken, while agreeing that Trump “has a long record of misogyny, of sexual harassment.”
MoveOn.org’s Karine Jean-Pierre echoed the same point about Trump being “misogynistic” and said the presidency is only revealing who he is.
Tapper also brought up the female Democratic candidate who dropped out of a congressional race after news came out about a lawsuit against her years ago alleging sexual harassment, criticizing the Democrats’ “zero tolerance standard” on allegations.
Watch above, via CNN.
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