White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sparred with the media Tuesday over President Trump’s tweets critical of New York’s junior senator.
Trump tweeted Gillibrand was a “lightweight” who would “come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).” Trump’s remark about doing “anything” was widely interpreted as implying Gillibrand would even trade sexual favors for campaign money.
American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan asked Sanders if Trump should apologize for the language in his tweet, which she said implied sexism against Gillibrand. The tweet in question that Ryan is referencing is from earlier this morning, where President Trump made fun of Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (another woman whose mind is in the gutter and who caters to rich donors rather than the Americans she is supposed to represent):
Ryan: Is Gillibrand owed an apology for the misunderstanding from the president’s tweet this morning because many including the senator think that it’s about sexual innuendos.
Sanders: “I think only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way. And, um. So no. He was obviously talking about political, partisan games, that people often play, and the broken system that he’s talked about repeatedly,” Sanders said. “This isn’t new. This isn’t a new sentiment. This isn’t new terminology. He’s used it several times before.”
Watch above, via Fox.