Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them.
Democrats accused the president of making unsavory insinuations and attempting to “slut-shame” Gillibrand for her calls on Trump to resign.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later told reporters that the president was referring to Gillibrand being a puppet to Democratic leaders and special interests, insisting there was no sexual innuendo in the tweet:
“I think only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way,” Sanders said. “She’s a wholly owned subsidiary for people who contribute to her campaign.”