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Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? New York's junior senator takes on Trump

Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? New York's junior senator takes on Trump

If Kirsten Gillibrand wasn’t already a household name, a Twitter war with President Trump earlier this month may have made her one.

It started when the 51-year-old junior senator from New York denounced Trump’s support for Senate candidate Roy Moore as “shameful” and said the president should resign.

Trump lashed back, saying Gillibrand used to come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “would do anything” for them.

Calling that a “sexist smear,” she shot back: “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.”

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