This morning, President Donald Trump focused the power of his twitter on yet another Swamp creature: New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand. Trump proclaimed that the “disloyal” and “lightweight” Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign contributions. The obvious implication here being that she would perform Harvey Weinstein-esque acts for the cash.
Interestingly, the suggestion that Gillibrand was guilty of using sex to pump up her campaign war chest was confirmed by none other than one of Trump’s other Twitter-foes, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Her response did not deny what Gillibrand had done, only admonished Trump as a slut-shamer for calling out Gillibrand for her behavior.
Warren’s choice of the phrase “slut-shame” as opposed to saying Trump is lying about New York’s Junior Senator implies that Warren is aware of Gillibrand’s actions, and suggests there is nothing wrong with such behavior. Of course, Warren, rumored by many to have her eyes set on the 2020 Democratic nomination, may just simply see an opportunity to undercut a potential serious rival.
What is obvious, however, is that Donald Trump is once again able to pull the strings of the beltway with just a few strokes of his thumb.