Tuesday, President Trump attacked Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter when he tweeted:
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
Senator Gillibrand is one of the leading Democrats in the Senate that have called for President Trump to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct. President Trump has been accused by at least 16 women of inappropriate behavior. She also led the charge to force Senator Al Franken to resign after numerous allegations were made against him. Senator Gillibrand responded to President Trump on Twitter where she tweeted:
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 seen as a possible candidate for president in 2020. She was best known, until recently, for her battles with the military over their handling of sexual assault cases inside the military. With the #MeToo movement going on in full force right now, a question comes to mind. Should President Trump’s tweet be considered sexual harassment of Senator Gillibrand?
MSNBC covering the controversy over the president’s tweet about Senator Gillibrand:
Should the president’s tweet be considered sexual harassment towards Senator Gillibrand? Was his tweet the very definition of sexual harassment? Or, are people reading too much into it and jumping to conclusions?