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Gillibrand uses Trump Jr. tweet to fundraise

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who announced her presidential bid last month, fundraised off a tweet from Donald Trump Jr., who criticized her for saying she was running "unabashedly as a mom."

"[I]f you think running as a parent is edgy delete your account and your campaign," Trump tweeted Tuesday. Gillibrand quote tweeted the message with a link for people to donate to her campaign.

Gillibrand is running in a packed Democratic primary field, with every candidate seeking to note their opposition to the Trump White House.

Though he does not work in the government, Trump Jr. has been a prominent proponent for his father's policies and an outspoken critic of the Democratic candidates.

The New York Democrat is competing against Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and more to get the Democratic Party's presidential nomination next year.

She has made feminism a cornerstone of her campaign and has repeatedly noted that she is a mother.