On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) started trolling to prepare for her rumored run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, tweeting, “Our future is Female. Intersectional.”
Our future is:
Powered by our belief in one another.
And we’re just getting started.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 5, 2018
That does leave one entire gender out of Gillibrand’s vision of the future, but in order to gather the remnants of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 voter base for 2020, Gillibrand has to at least echo the strident feminism of Clinton, apparently. Additionally, her appeal to intersectionality, a term which is likely unfamiliar to voters 50 and above but quite familiar to college students, is a blatant appeal to garner the youth vote.
Gillibrand has been playing the feminist card for a while. In December 2017, President Trump 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!” – READ MORE