Gillibrand jabs Trump: 'Female jobs he created were Democratic women in Congress'

Gillibrand jabs Trump: 'Female jobs he created were Democratic women in Congress'
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights The Hill's 12:30 Report: Fauci 'aspirationally hopeful' of a vaccine by winter The Hill's Morning Report - Officials crack down as COVID-19 cases soar MORE (D-N.Y.) jabbed at President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE late Tuesday, saying he "seems not to understand" that the jobs his administration has created for women were for women in Congress. 

"President Trump seems not to understand that the female jobs he created were Democratic women in Congress," Gillibrand wrote on Twitter.


Gillibrand's comments came after Trump during his State of the Union address touted workforce gains for women during his presidency.

"No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs last year," Trump said.

The comment prompted a group of Democratic female lawmakers to stand up and applaud.

Trump said in response that the women "weren't supposed to do that."

The current Congress has 127 female lawmakers, a record high. The new Congress has also brought a number of firsts for women.

Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) are the first African-American women to represent their states in Congress. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is the first Somali-American to serve in Congress. Additionally, she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

Trump during his speech later acknowledged the record amount of women in the current Congress.

"At exactly one century after Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in Congress than at any time before," he said.