In response to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) calling for his father to step down from office in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, President Trump‘s son, Eric Trump, dismissed her as a “distraction” from policy priorities.
“I remember Kirsten Gillibrand when she came into his office every three days to ask him for money and ask for major campaign contributions,” Eric Trump told WABC radio’s Rita Cosby on Wednesday. “There is no one who wanted to get into his office more than Kirsten Gillibrand.”
The younger Trump marveled at Gillibrand’s timing, “It’s amazing how convenient it is that he’s doing incredibly well there – a minute away from finalizing maybe the most historic tax cut to our nation and here she is. She follows the whole Schumer playbook. Again, it’s a shame, but it’s a distraction. I think we’ve gotten pretty good at tuning out distractions.”
Eric Trump’s comments came after the president slammed Gillibrand on Twitter Tuesday, calling her a “lightweight” and a “total flunky,” who would “do anything for” him to donate to her campaign.
Trump has faced increased scrutiny in recent days after three women renewed allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the president.
The renewed accusations, which already made rounds during the 2016 presidential election, come as an increasing number of men in politics, media, business and entertainment are called out for alleged sexual misconduct.
One of the most vocal voices in Congress regarding crackdowns on sexual harassment, Gillibrand came out against former president Bill Clinton and disgraced Sen. Al Franken before publicly stating that Trump should resign because of the allegations waged against him.
On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren directed a tweet at Trump, dressing him down for his comments regarding Gillibrand. Along with members of the media, she seems to think the president was talking about sex when he tweeted that Gillibrand “would do anything” for donations.
Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted. https://t.co/mYJtBZfxiu
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 12, 2017
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