's attack on Senator Gillibrand 'nasty': Senator Schumer

's attack on Senator Gillibrand 'nasty': Senator Schumer
Trump's attack on Senator Gillibrand 'nasty': Senator Schumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that President Donald 's tweeted attack on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was "nasty," but Schumer did not join Gillibrand's call for to resign the presidency over sexual misconduct accusations.

"That tweet was nasty, unbecoming of a president," Schumer told reporters. Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, on Monday called for to resign over sexual misconduct allegations. More than a dozen women have accused of unwanted sexual advances, which he has denied.

lambasted Gillibrand on Twitter on Tuesday writing, "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 ."

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell)

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