Trump attacks Gillibrand after call for his resignation, suggests she’d ‘do anything’ for campaign contributions

President Donald Trump is attacking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in retaliation for suggesting he resign in the face of sexual harassment allegations made by multiple women.

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Over a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual harassment and assault in the years before he was president. Trump has denied the allegations.

Trump called the Democratic senator from New York a “lightweight,” a “total flunky” for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and suggested she would “do anything” for campaign contributions.

“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!” Trump tweeted this morning.

Gillibrand called Trump’s tweet a “sexist smear” and said thoroughly investigating the allegations against him is “the right thing to do.”

“It was a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice and I will not be silenced on this issue and neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday,” Gillibrand said on Capitol Hill today.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference, Dec. 6, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The lawmaker unveiled bipartisan legislation to help prevent sexual harassment.

ABC News reached out to the White House for clarification about the president’s remarks but had not received a response at the time of publication.

Gillibrand also responded to the president’s tweet with her own this morning.

“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,” Gillibrand wrote on Twitter.

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