“Trump reacted to the news with sarcasm.
‘A sad day for the Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Presidential Primary,’ Trump tweeted. ‘I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of!'”
See what I mean? Trump is EXACTLY the same sense of humor as a schlock jock radio host. I say this with some (ahem) authority.
I liked her candidacy. She would have done much better in a more shallow field. Her message seemed to speak brilliantly to suburban women, who are going to decide this election, but I think Elizabeth Warren did it better.
It’s amazing that she has not gotten as much traction as Warren. Gillibrand has been in the Senate longer than Warren and has the “moderate” bona fides so popular among the 2020 candidates. I suspect her attitude toward Al Franken is what ruined it, and that criticism is probably deserved. She was right to ask Franken to leave the Senate, but she was kind of an asshole about it afterward. That made her look small when she could have looked like a healer. After Al stepped down, she should have said “He did the right thing…” and not continue to claim Franken was a predator.
It’s not like she’s finished politically. Help is needed in the Senate.