Donald Trump accused of 'slut-shaming' female senator with tweet

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"There's no way that this is sexist at all", declared press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when asked about Trump's tweet implication.

That's a line from the opening paragraph of a withering USA Today editorial which goes on to say that Donald Trump isn't "fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush".

She told a media conference: "It was a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice, and I will not be silenced on this issue".

"America must reject Trump's sexist slurs".

In his tweet, Trump also chided Gillibrand for saying last month that Bill Clinton should have resigned amid a scandal during his presidency two decades ago involving his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Now, the Senator says allegations against President Trump - including calls this week from some of the women themselves - must be investigated.

The group, which also included Jessica Leeds, who said Trump groped and kissed her on an airplane, did not make any new allegations against the president.

"It took my breath away", said Rep. Jackie Speier, adding that the comment was "grotesque".

"He was just a supporter", she said.

"These allegations are credible; they are numerous", Gillibrand said.

Franken was referring to the "Access Hollywood" tape, in which Trump is heard boasting about how he can grab women and force himself on them because of his power and wealth.

The Trump Era has been awash in caustic op-eds from newspaper editorial boards, warning that this president is both a unique threat to our democracy and singularly incompetent. Jeff Merkley of OR - called for Trump's resignation.

Trump responded on Twitter early Tuesday, calling Gillibrand a "lightweight" and saying she would "do anything" for campaign contributions from the then-business mogul. This time the president's misconduct came the form of a crass tweet implying Gillibrand would trade sexual favors for campaign donations.

Now Gillibrand is pressing Trump to quit, and she's not alone. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii. So because one man - 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a lawful permanent resident of the US who came from Bangladesh on a family immigrant visa in 2011 - is accused of attacking America, all immigrants brought to this country by family are suspect?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, didn't go that far, but she called Trump's tweet "disgusting, disgraceful and of course obviously not true", the Washington Post reported.

She next turned her attention to Sanders, a frequent target of her criticism. Booker, like Gillibrand, is a potential 2020 opponent of Trump's, if he survives the Mueller investigation.

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