Warren blasts Trump tweet: Are you trying to 'slut-shame' Gillibrand?

Warren blasts Trump tweet: Are you trying to 'slut-shame' Gillibrand?

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden's debate performance renews questions of health On The Money: Democratic candidates lay into Trump on trade | China exempts US soybeans, pork from tariff hikes | Congress set to ignore Trump's wall request in stopgap measure MORE (D-Mass) blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty MORE on Tuesday, accusing him of trying to “bully, intimidate and slut-shame” Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAt debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR Trump court pick sparks frustration for refusing to answer questions Klobuchar, Buttigieg find themselves accidentally flying to debate together MORE (D-N.Y.)

“Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame Sen. Gillibrand?” Warren tweeted. “Do you know who you're picking a fight with? Good luck with that. … Nevertheless, #shepersisted.”

Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that Gillibrand was a “lightweight lawmaker” who would “do anything” for campaign contributions. The barb came after Gillibrand called for Trump's resignation over the sexual harassment and assault allegations against him.

Trump's tweet drew quick and pointed backlash from lawmakers and members of the media.

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Warren’s hashtag, #shepersisted, is a reference to a comment made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration GOP group's ad calls on Graham to push for election security: 'Are you still trying?' Harris keeps up 'little dude' attack on Trump after debate MORE (R-Ky.) after Warren was removed from the Senate floor after she spoke in opposition of Attorney General Jeff Session’s nomination. “She persisted” and “we persist” have since been used as a rallying cry for feminists and activists opposing Trump’s presidency and GOP policies. 

Gillibrand also responded to Trump’s tweet Tuesday morning, writing “you cannot silence me or the millions of women” who have spoken out against him.