Warren: Trump is trying to make all women 'shut up' with #MeToo joke

Warren: Trump is trying to make all women 'shut up' with #MeToo joke
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Constitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency Poll: Sanders, Biden seen as most popular second choices in Dem primary MORE (D-Mass.) struck back on Friday at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE’s campaign rally comments Thursday mocking her and the #MeToo movement.

Warren wrote in an email to supporters Friday that, while she could handle his comments targeting her claims to Native American heritage, she found his joke on the #MeToo movement “really creepy.”

“He mocked women who are bravely coming forward and saying that they’ve been harassed and abused by guys just like Donald Trump,” Warren wrote in the fundraising email. “Donald Trump isn’t just trying to scare me — he’s trying to bully all women and make us all shut up. He still doesn’t think guys like him should be held accountable for what they say or do.”


“You know what, Donald? You don’t scare us. Women fight back. Women vote, organize marches, knock on doors, make phone calls, run for office — and win,” Warren continued. “We’ll sweep your Republican enablers out of office this November.”

Trump made the comment Thursday at a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., as he described himself tossing a DNA kit to Warren during a hypothetical debate to prove her Native American heritage.

“We will take that little kit and say — but we have to do it gently because we’re in the 'Me Too' generation so we have to be very gentle,” Trump said during the rally. “And we will very gently take that kit and we will slowly toss it hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm, even though it only weighs probably 2 ounces.”

The "Me Too" movement, which has sought to expose sexual misconduct in media, entertainment and politics, has surged in recent months as dozens of women have come forward with accusations against prominent men.

More than a dozen women came forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct after the release of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape during the 2016 campaign, which featured Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent.

Warren responded to Trump's comments about challenging her claims of Native American heritage on Thursday night, invoking the DNA tests Trump officials were conducting to reunited immigrant families separated at the border under a since-ended administration policy.