Brzezinski slams Trump for 'derogatory and disgusting' Gillibrand tweet

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Tuesday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE in a tweet suggested that Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandBritish health secretary fires back at Trump over universal health care claims Trump on Dems’ ‘universal' health-care push: ‘No thanks’ Gillibrand calls for DOJ to investigate US Olympic Committee over abuse scandal MORE (D-N.Y.) would "have sex with him" to get campaign contributions.

Brzezinski called it "reprehensible" that Trump would say something so "derogatory and disgusting" about a woman. She tore into Trump, saying he treats women like "punching bags."

"Let's just say it," she said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"He's suggesting that Kirsten Gillibrand would have sex with him in order to get campaign contributions. The president actually tweeted that this morning."


Her comments came after President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that Gillibrand would "do anything" for campaign contributions.

"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Overnight Defense: GOP plays hardball by attaching defense funding to CR | US reportedly drawing down in Iraq | Russia, US meet arms treaty deadline | Why the military wants 6B from Congress MORE 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," he tweeted.

"Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!"

Gillibrand on Tuesday responded to the tweet, saying Trump could not silence her.

"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," she tweeted.

The exchange came a day after Gillibrand said Trump should resign from office because of the accusations of sexual misconduct numerous women have made against him.

Gillibrand in November joined Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierSpeier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' House passes landmark bill to overhaul sexual harassment policy on Capitol Hill Democrat: It’s like Putin gave Trump a ‘script’ MORE (D-Calif.) to introduce The Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress Act (ME TOO Congress) Act, which would require sexual harassment awareness training and reform the process available for staffers to file complaints.