WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denied Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s tweet targeting Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) contained sexual innuendo.
“Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way,” Sanders said during the daily briefing.
Sanders claimed that the president has used similar language in the past to describe both male and female politicians who have courted him for campaign donations while he was still a real estate mogul.
Early Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that Gillibrand “would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Gillibrand was quick to respond on Twitter.
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. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017