President Donald Trump used one of his early morning tweets Tuesday to attack Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) after she called for his resignation a day earlier. At a Tuesday press conference, the senator said the president's tweet was a "sexist smear" and an unsuccessful attempt to silence her.
"It was a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice, and I will not be silenced on this issue. Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday," she said, referring to the TV interview and press conference on Monday by women who have previously accused Trump of sexual misconduct before he took office. "Their voices also will not be silenced," she added, "and neither will the millions of women and men who have marched against the president and his policies."
"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!" the president tweeted.
Monday on CNN, Gillibrand said Trump should step aside.
"President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign," Gillibrand told CNN.