President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) on Twitter on Tuesday after she called on him to resign from the presidency over sexual misconduct allegations, writing that she once begged him for campaign contributions.
Trump said that Gillibrand once would come to his office "begging" for contributions for her campaign, and is now fighting against him. He added parenthetically that she "would do anything for" contributions and was disloyal to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
"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," Trump tweeted. "Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!"
Gillibrand was the first senator to formally call for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) after seven different women came out with sexual harassment allegations against him.
Franken announced on Thursday that he would be stepping down from Congress in the coming weeks.
The New York Democrat quickly responded to Trump's tweet on Tuesday, telling him she would not be "silenced."
"You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office," Gillibrand wrote.
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