Liz Warren rushes to defense of Kristen Gillibrand, claims Trump is trying to ‘slut shame’ her

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

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Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, rushed to the defense of her colleague New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand after her calls for the president’s resignation over sexual misconduct accusations ignited a Twitter feud with Trump.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/940567812053053441

Gillibrand responded with a defiant tweet that she would not be “silenced”:

It was Trump’s kicker — that Gillibrand begged for campaign contributions and “would do anything for them” — that ignited a thousand fiery retorts to the president. One of the fiercest came from Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, who said the president’s remark “made her blood boil.”

Here is explicitly what many inferred from the president’s tweet:

Kristen Gillibrand is appalled at what Trump called her on Twitter after she demanded his resignation

https://twitter.com/CancelthisDamnT/status/940629669421793281

https://twitter.com/Jerryfingraham/status/940631475229257728

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Not to be outdone, Senator Warren came to the defense of Gillibrand, and accidentally implied that she was a “slut”:

Plenty of people picked up on the implication:

https://twitter.com/TarheelKrystle/status/940645600982327301

This is the problem with PC cliches: They have a tendency to backfire if bandied about in a careless manner. If confronted, Warren would indisputably deny that’s what she meant, but the text points a different direction. “Slut shame” means the shaming of women who enjoy having sex.

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Here is the issue with Trump’s tweet: He is the master of plausible deniability and can play the media like a violin maestro. Today is no different, and Senator Warren fell right into the trap. After a thousand times of the media launching full bore into an anti-Trump reaction based on perceived innuendo, you would think they’d have caught on by now.

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