Donald Trump attacked for 'slut-shaming' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

He accused her of being willing to do "anything" for money.
He accused her of being willing to do "anything" for money. Photo credit: Getty

President Donald Trump is being attacked for a sexually suggestive tweet, insinuating a US Senator would do anything for money.

Earlier this week, Kirsten Gillibrand called on Mr Trump to step down because of the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

"President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign," she told CNN.

This led to Mr Trump launching an attack.

"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. 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," Mr Trump wrote. "Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!"

Ms Gillibrand has fired back at the President, calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him.

"It was a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice and I will not be silenced on this issue," she told reporters at a news conference.

Mr Trump did not answer a reporter's question at a White House event later on Tuesday (local time), when asked what he meant by the tweet.

Other Democratic lawmakers rallied behind Ms Gillibrand, including US Senator Elizabeth Warren.

"Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand?" she wrote. "Do you know who you're picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted."

More than a dozen women have accused Mr Trump, a New York-based real estate developer and former reality television star, of making unwanted sexual advances against them, years before he entered politics.

Four of his alleged victims have called on the US Congress to investigate his behaviour and more than 100 lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have backed this in a letter.

On Monday, the White House said the women's accusations against Mr Trump were false and "totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts", and later promised to provide a list of those accounts to reporters.

Reuters/ / Newshub.