Donald Trump has been accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault by far more than a dozen women, and he’s been caught on tape explicitly bragging about these acts. Now that his status as a sexual predator is seeing renewed attention this week, Trump has found a way to reach a perverse new low that’s shocking even for him: he’s now sexually harassing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
It began yesterday when Gillibrand was one of several U.S. Senators who called on Trump to resign from office. She tweeted “President Trump should resign. But, of course, he won’t hold himself accountable. Therefore, Congress should investigate the multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations against him.” Not surprisingly, Trump chose to only fire back at the one Senator of the group who is a woman. However, his method of attack was nothing short of stunning.
This is what Trump tweeted in response: “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!” Most observers agreed that Trump was accusing Gillibrand of having offered him sexual favors in return for political favors. The backlash against Trump across social media was immediate and unprecedented.
Kirsten Gillibrand didn’t shy away from the controversy. Instead she quoted Donald Trump’s disgusting tweet and added “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.” At various times Trump has sought to create controversy for himself for the sake of distracting the public and the media from his existing scandals. However, this feels different. Trump seems to have simply snapped. This tweet could perhaps, at long last, end him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report