Desus & Mero

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Isn't Insulted by Trump's Tweets

The New York congresswoman visited 'Desus & Mero' to talk politics, tweets, and Trump.
February 23, 2018, 3:00pm

Back in December, New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for Trump to resign, citing the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him. In response, the president lashed out at Gillibrand with a 5 AM tweet and a new nickname.

But on Thursday's episode of Desus and Mero, the senator told the VICELAND hosts Trump's tweet didn't offend her at all. It only amplified her voice.

"It was clearly just a sexist smear," she told Desus and Mero on Thursday's episode. "It was intended to shut me up. It was intended to silence me, silence all these women who had just done a big press conference with the day before who told about the horrible stories about him harassing them and assaulting them."

The senator also talked about what it was like to try to fill Hillary Clinton's shoes, how her 14-year-old son wants to take over her social media accounts, and how Desus could jump start his political career as state comptroller.

You can watch the latest episode of Desus & Mero for free online now, and be sure to catch new episodes weeknights at 11 PM on VICELAND.

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