The controversy of the day involves Trump tweeting an attack on New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Trump attacked the senator after she said he should resign over sexual harassment allegations. Trump attacked her as a “lightweight,” a “flunky” and said she was “begging” him for campaign contributions.
Even though Trump has often used these terms to describe men, the comments have been called sexist.
Trump did donate to Gillibrand in her campaigns. Sarah Sanders was asked what Trump got for his donations.
Sanders said “access,” saying it’s regular practice for politicians to “carry your water” if you donate.
Then Sanders dropped the fire:
That’s the reason that we have a broken system. That’s the reason that often special interests control our government more than the people do. That’s one of the reasons that this president ran to be president. It’s one of the top reasons that he won and that he’s sitting in the oval office today and Hillary Clinton is not because he couldn’t be bought and everybody knew that she could because they have seen it time and time again.
Sanders was asked a follow up, if Trump “bought access in a corrupt way?” Sanders responded, using one of Trump’s most famous campaign terms:
He says he knows how the system works. I think it would be disingenuous for anybody not to understand that. But at least this president is being honest about the process and his willingness to actually fix it and drain the swamp.