As a general rule of thumb, whenever the Left declares a politician exceptional, you can pretty much guarantee his or her most exceptional quality will be a heightened capacity to make a complete fool out of himself or herself.
On Monday, New York Democrat Senator Kristen Gillibrand demanded an investigation into whether President Donald Trump sexually harassed or assaulted women:
President Trump should resign. But, of course, he won't hold himself accountable. Therefore, Congress should investigate the multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations against him.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 11, 2017
The president, naturally, tweeted a retaliation today in true Trumpian fashion:
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer 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. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Now, Democrats are attacking Trump and Trump is punching back on pretty much any day ending in Y, so ordinarily this wouldn’t be anything particularly notable…but then Elizabeth Warren had to get involved.
The Massachusetts Democrat Senator (and noted fake Native American) intervened with a tweet comprised mostly of meaningless posturing, a disgustingly self-serving hashtag that frames herself as a hero for slandering Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a racist…and one very curious phrase.
Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you're picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted. https://t.co/mYJtBZfxiu
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 12, 2017
“Slut-shame”? Back up. Where did that come from?
Apparently the theory — and the word “theory” is honestly too charitable for this idiocy — is that by “do anything for them,” Trump was implying Gillibrand was willing to perform sexual favors in exchange for campaign contributions.
Yes, this is the level of stupidity American politics circa 2017 has reached — a level of stupidity, in fact, that Warren doubled down on when challenged:
Warren elaborates to reporters in hallway (!): “It was disgusting. He was disgusting. It was clear what he was getting at. He is disgusting.” https://t.co/1QU4fGHIWj
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) December 12, 2017
To any sane person, it would be obvious that Trump was insinuating Gillibrand is the sort who would sell out her policy positions to special interests, not that she slept around for money. The former is a pretty apt assessment in Gillibrand’s case, too — after all, this is the same politician who not too long ago flip-flopped on her decades of shilling for noted sexual predator and disgraced former President Bill Clinton for no other reason than that her movement had decided the Clintons had outlived their political usefulness.
Not only is this obviously a non-sexual, gender-neutral attack, but Trump has been deploying it against male and female foes alike throughout his political career (hat tip to Ben Shapiro and The Daily Wire for the last example):
Don't worry: journos would never intentionally mislead to further a political agenda. pic.twitter.com/IxExYk9n4X
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 12, 2017
Reporters who follow me, I beg you to examine your assumptions about Trump's attack on Gillibrand. Maybe it was sexual, but that's an inference. Per @bethanyshondark, this is a stock phrase he's used with men. pic.twitter.com/PDnOj84ZDT
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) December 12, 2017
Indeed, “sellout to special interest” should have been the first thing that came to any halfway-competent observer’s mind, for the simple fact that Trump made his claimed immunity to special interests one of his mane talking points from the beginning of his presidential campaign.
The fact that Warren’s mind jumped straight to inferring “whore” goes to show that she simply isn’t very bright, that she’s fanatically committed to perpetuating a dishonest narratives using any tiny sliver of opportunity she can find, or (most likely) a combination of the two.
Oh, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had no interest in indulging the press corps’ crap on this non-scandal today. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Reporter April Ryan asked if Gillibrand was owed an apology for any “misunderstanding” of the tweet, since many looked at it as sexual in nature.
“I think only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way, so no,” Sanders said.
“No, it’s not,” Ryan said. “What he said was open and it was not—”
“He was obviously talking about political, partisan games, that people often play, and the broken system that he’s talked about repeatedly,” Sanders said. “This isn’t new. This isn’t a new sentiment. This isn’t new terminology. He’s used it several times before.”
What do you think? How long before Elizabeth Warren tops this bit of madness? Sound off below!