Donald Trump insults Kirsten Gillibrand & claims his assault victims are fake news

Embed from Getty Images

Over the weekend, three women came out and said that Donald Trump harassed and/or assaulted them. These women came out last year, but they’re making a renewed push to have Donald Trump held accountable in the middle of the #MeToo conversation about harassment, abuse and assault. Megyn Kelly interviewed them on the Today Show, and the women held a press conference and media availability yesterday.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the junior senator for New York and she’s been doing a lot of work on sexual abuse, rape and more in various aspects. She’s done a lot of great work on the issue of rape in the military, and in recent months, she’s been one of the leading voices to come out and say that various congressmen and senators should resign from public office when they’ve been accused of abusing women. She was one of the first senators to say that Al Franken should resign, and now she’s saying that Donald Trump should resign from office – not because of the Russian stuff and not because he’s an unhinged white supremacist and not because he is grossly unfit for public office. She says he should resign because it’s clear that he’s a serial abuser of women. So… this is what Trump has been tweeting this morning:

That’s a lot to unpack. First of all, would Trump go after Senator Gillibrand with this kind of language if she was a dude? Granted, he bullies the sh-t out of men too, but the way he writes “someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them)” makes it sound like he’s calling her a prostitute. It’s crass and ugly, just like his face. As for Trump equating the “Russia fake news” with the “sexual abuse fake news”… well, if we’re going to draw that comparison, I don’t think it will end well for Baby Fists. The Russia investigation is so fake that very real collaborators are being served with very real criminal indictments and criminal charges (and pleading guilty too). So, obviously, the stories of sexual abuse around Bigly are equally as “fake” in that they’re completely true and worthy of further investigation.

Also: he just sounds more and more unhinged. I really feel like there’s going to be some kind of major movement this week regarding the Mueller investigation. I’m not sure if another round of indictments are coming – my vibe is that Trump is going to do something TO the FBI or Bob Mueller, like he’ll try to fire Christopher Wray or something.

Embed from Getty Images

Photos courtesy of Getty.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

104 Responses to “Donald Trump insults Kirsten Gillibrand & claims his assault victims are fake news”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Esmom says:

    I can’t with his “fake news” bullsh^t anymore. I don’t know how the press corps deals with Sanders every day. We as a country are sinking lower by the minute and each time he screams “fake news” (so presidential!) that process just accelerates.

    • Veronica says:

      Sanders literally infuriates me on a level that even Trump doesn’t. She literally straight-faced lies to people to convince them the media can’t be trusted. People like her are the people you should really be frightened arm. They are the driving arm of a fascist regime.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I cannot imagine that she doesn’t have an ulcer by now.

      • Indiana Joanna says:

        Agree, Mueller must be ready to release more details about drump’s involvement with Russia and his lord and master Putin.

      • AnnaKist says:

        She believes the media can’t be trusted, yet uses the media every day to spread her trumpshit. Makes sense… Someeone needs to mitten up trump’s fingers and put a sock in his gob. What this disgusting, lying, tantrum-chucking , anus-mouthed dicktator forgets is that he’s preaching to the converted. No one else is buying his bullschïtt.

        Kaiser: I really, truly hope your feelings prove correct, because even non-Americans have had a gutful of this, this,this…errrgh!

      • still_sarah says:

        Every time I see Huckabee Saunders up at the podium spilling her BS, I think of a quote by Thomas Paine, one of the fathers of the American Revolution. He apparently made some anti-British monarchy comments in public and someone shouted “Traitor!” at him. He replied that “Let them call me a rebel and (I) welcome (it). I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul”.

        Huckabee Saunders is making a “whore of her soul” every time she steps up to lie and defend Trump and his band of crooks.

    • Beth says:

      I don’t know how reporters keep themselves calm during press briefings, especially when Suckabee goes batshit Spicer crazy like she did yesterday

    • bre says:

      I give them props on how they continually hammered Sarah about the sexual assault allegations against DT yesterday.

    • Megan says:

      “She would come to my office ‘begging’ for money” translation: Trump once received an invitation to a Gillibrand fundraiser.

      • B n A fn says:

        What I got from the tweet from the dotard this morning is, Gillibrand would sleep with him for money. Note, …”who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything to get them)” … note the part in quotation. The dotard is a 🐷.

        Now he’s saying he doesn’t know the women who are accusing him of sexual inappropriate behavior. I’m waiting for someone to have a pictures of him with some of these women, let’s hear Sanders spin on this today.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        he “doesn’t know them” and/or “never met them” but has “eyewitness accounts” that refute their stories? HUH?

        how can he have eyewitness accounts if he never met them? dumb-a$$ doesn’t ever remember his previous lies.

    • Rachel says:

      From being on here, I had hope that the rest of the world would not hold this man against us, but over the weekend, I had a chance to meet someone who is very involved in international politics. He was in Geneva recently and said foreign powers don’t even want the US at the table anymore. Even though he does not support Trump, he was there representing the US, and he had trouble getting anyone to even listen to him. I’m not sure how we’ll be able to come back from this. And if we don’t get this man out of office soon, I don’t think there will be any coming back from this.

      • Lady D says:

        You recover from this by electing someone like Obama or Trudeau or Macron next time round. Of course I’m assuming elections won’t be rigged. I don’t believe the States rep is ruined forever. You were too great to lose it all inside a year.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “You recover from this by electing someone like Obama or Trudeau or Macron next time round.”

        Trump terminating multiple agreements that were worked out under Obama tells the world that we can NEVER be trusted again, because we now go back on our word. There is no respect for agreements that were entered into under the previous president. There was a respect for continuity before that no longer exists, and I think that will have consequences for decades to come.

      • magnoliarose says:

        We are a global joke. That is why I tell people don’t judge the people of a country by their leader unless you want to be defined by 45. If not, then don’t do it to others.

      • still_sarah says:

        @ Rachel : I am a Canadian working in China right now and I am often asked (by Chinese people) what I think of Trump. I guess they think I’m American. People seem surprised when I give a negative opinion of him (I have to translate the word “moron”). So sadly, the world does seem to think Trump is representative of America as a whole. He is the mirror through which the world is viewing the US.

    • Erbs says:

      I don’t understand anything anymore. Sigh.

    • Anna says:

      I think the public has long since forgotten how the term “fake news” came about (Trump’s campaign team spreading fake news on Facebook). How can this be so completely ignored?

    • shlockOftheNEw says:

      Sanders is a bully, just a thug’s lackey. I used to feel sorry that he uses simpletons to do his dirty work, but she’s strategic and deserves zero sympathy.

  2. third ginger says:

    Please read Senator G.’s response. I can’t wait to see Sanders’ lies. We all know there no depths for her. What I read in those tweets is FEAR!!

  3. Juls says:

    Nobody has more respect for women than you, right Orange anus?

  4. Kealeen says:

    Trump’s lawyers announced they want a second special counsel to investigate Mueller, so yeah, something’s coming soon.

  5. Tiny Martian says:

    Can we just collectively decide that he and his presidency is fake news and ignore him completely? I’m just so done with this moron! #notmypresident

  6. Christin says:

    With lawmakers’ holiday break coming up, it wouldn’t surprise me for some big chaotic happening to be tossed out by next weekend.

    Let’s just remind ourselves how seemingly stupid some of the main characters are, and how truth and justice should prevail in the end.

  7. bre says:

    I was thinking the other day that in about 30 years there will be a Oscar worthy film made about Donald Trump and I was trying to imagine which actor would play him. Someone that is 30-40s now and Leo is too short.

  8. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    He’s abhorrent. I’m utterly appalled. I reported his tweet on Gillibrand. I retweeted her response. Also I’m now following her.

  9. PunkyMomma says:

    At this point, you can literally pinpoint to an escalation in Cheeto’s level of rage and it will correlate to an action in the Mueller investigation.

    Judging by Cheeto’s tweeting today, it wouldn’t surprise me if something game-changing occurred regarding the investigation into collusion/obstruction of justice. Whether it’s firing Mueller, or an indictment of Kushner — something big is about to happen.

  10. TheOtherOne says:

    I think Bannon flipped. The Mercers pull their funding and Bannon issues some statement about how he doesn’t even have a lawyer. The lady doth protest too much. If Bannon flipped then he will only eagerly turn on Kushner and Ivanka.

  11. Moon Beam says:

    That tweet completely butchered the English language. I doubt this man could pass a remedial English class, so I don’t really want to hear about his degree from the Wharton School of Business that his daddy probably paid for 50 years ago. Also his rebuttal to the TV watching report was hilarious. He used it as an opportunity to insult Don Lemon.

    • third ginger says:

      Thanks for this, Moon Beam. I have been an English professor for many years, and Trump’s use of language is very painful. I certainly understand that it may not be on the same level as his destruction of foreign and domestic policy, but his jumbled writing is proof of his jumbled thinking, and that is frightening.

    • jwoolman says:

      Trump had a garden variety bachelor’s degree in economics from U Penn, which includes the Wharton school. The undergraduate program shares teachers with Wharton. One of those famous Wharton professors pronounced Trump as the dumbest goddamn student he ever had, and said Trump entered UPenn thinking he already knew everything. His fellow students remember him as never prepared and uninterested in studying, I assume he took the rich kid’s route to the degree because he certainly didn’t do the work himself.

      Trump transferred under murky circumstances from a Jesuit school that certainly could have provided an economics degree. He got in as a family favor. My bet is that he was bounced from the first school, either for flunking courses or cheating or something else that the Jesuits wouldn’t allow. He was no scholar, his motivation was keeping out of that stupid war in Vietnam.

      I also think Trump did something really serious to get trundled off to military school at 13. Not normal for the son of a rich businessman. I suspect an ultimatum from a judge or his school, or uncontrollable violence against family.

  12. Lightpurple says:

    Two male senators called for his resignation on the sexual assault issue before Gillibrand; not a word from Trump.

    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski both demanded Al Franken’s resignation; not a word about Trump. They must be called out for their hypocrisy

    • Betsy says:

      Isn’t Booker black? I say that not to otherize him but because usually it’s the black guy who Donald attacks.

    • magnoliarose says:

      They don’t hit the right people. Pull the rug from under his most prominent supporters, and chop of the head like you do any snake, that means Mitch and Ryan. Go after them hard. Bannon would probably be a proxy against his will if you played it right.
      I would dig so hard on McConnell, Lindsay G, Ryan, all the Californians, purple staters and ex-tea partiers. Smear them with policy failures and some bad behavior and get them out so you can impeach 45 and protect the special investigator. Someone has to be Machiavelli for the Dems.

  13. Betsy says:

    Yes, I agree something is coming. As the water worryingly recedes before a tsunami, so is the sudden silence from Mueller terrifying.

    The twitterers I read say this is far bigger than it looks, that it’s global and pervasive and is going to be dealt with for years. I sincerely hope for the good of the country and world that our most visible corner is dealt with sooner rather than later.

  14. Lori says:

    Just like the transgendered soldiers didnt cost anywhere near as much as the US military spends on viagra- Mueller doesnt cost anywhere near as much as the US spends on Trumps’s golfing days.

    Trump is just a fool. All the time. Sad!

  15. Cc says:

    American citizens should fight for the education of their children, this time we’re living in has showed us how important critical thinking is. Investing in education is what got civilisation up to this point and lack of it is what got us where we are today. No doubt. The electoral voting is ridiculous we need an overall change. Without change democracy and that freedom we are Always starting wars for and advertise is not going to last

  16. paranormalgirl says:

    This “man” is disgusting.

  17. trollontheloose says:

    How do people who voted for him sleep at night? How do his supporters can follow him still? Do any of the Despicable question his sanity, his lack of leadership, the way he ‘leads” America down the drain, his “fake news’ line 45 feed them? Are they that racist and want so badly to erase the last 8 years that anything goes far and beyond democracy, respect? i am so sick of this BS. Every time I read a Pete Souza former Obama/white House photographer’s tweets/IG one can see a clear contrast and can’t help but feel nostalgia for an era that wasn’t perfect but gather admiration, class and respect to boundaries regardless for who you stand for. But No: 45 leads America IQ down to the ground. Which country can still the US as the land of Democracy and Human rights?

    • Esmom says:

      I feel like I had a bit of an epiphany this morning listening to NPR interview an Alabama voter. He voted for Trump and will vote for Moore even though he said it feels “dirty” for one reason only: abortion. He thinks all Democrats are “pro abortion.” That’s why so many people stand by Trump (as if he’s given any thought to abortion or pro-choice perspectives) and will vote for Moore. He said “Moore MAY have assaulted women and girls but Jones is ok with murdering millions of people.” That in a nutshell is what we are up against. As irrational and hypocritical and misguided as they may be, there’s no budging some people, many people, for this single issue alone.

      • trollontheloose says:

        it’s sadly true that many will still vote for a pedophile so they won’t give any Democrat a seat as opposed to vote with a clear conscience and sound reasoning. For G.d sake, a pedophile is about to be elected. A pedophile! and you know they are the same people who say Mohamed was a pedophile himself.. It’s do as I say not as I do. It’s ‘your backyard is a junk lot but don’t come to mine as it’s none of your business”. I hope the suckers who voted for 45 will feel the pain when their Medicare and over healthcare options are not to their liking AT ALL. ” they follow their prophet, their prophet knows when he will jump the ship with their whole loot.

    • NayNay says:

      Makes you wonder about the sanity of those that actually voted for him. Pretty scary!

  18. Shambles says:

    Kaiser, I’m glad you placed “Donald Trump insults Kirsten Gillibrand” and “Calls his assault victims fake news” beside each other in the headline, because one of them means the other can’t be true. That disgusting, sexist insult robs him of any and all credibility in his “the assault victims are lying” claims. Not that credibility is a thing that matters anymore. He bragged about this shit on tape, remember?!?

    My god. I just don’t know how much more I can take in before I lose it. The president of the United f*cking States is publicly Slut-Shaming a sitting female senator while openly campaigning to elect a pedophile. THIS IS F*CKING CRAZY. NOTHING IS NORMAL. Everything is f*cked ip and worse than we ever dreamed it would be.

    But that’s why we have to keep disrupting and resisting. He is in every way unfit for office and we can’t stop fighting with the means we have until every single one of these creatures and the vermin that allowed this to happen is out. We can do this and we will. Not my president, ever, and hopefully it’s official pretty soon.

    • NayNay says:

      Agree with you 100%. This animal is mentally unstable. He needs to be held accountable for his actions, and words. I don’t give a flying f*ck who he is, he needs to be held accountable. That’s it!!!!!!! This poor excuse for a ‘man’ is running our country. What could be scarier!!!????

  19. Electric Tuba says:

    I wish his hair would catch on fire instead of beautiful California

  20. NayNay says:

    I don’t know how he continues to lie through his teeth, and nothing is done. When is this MOFO gonna get impeached.??????? He’s such a huge embarrassment America.