Pavlich: Trump's Tweet at Gillibrand Was 'Crass,' But Feminists Have to Make a Choice
Katie Pavlich sounded off on "Outnumbered" Thursday following the controversy over President Trump's tweet blasting Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Trump went after Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) after she called for his resignation over allegations from numerous women of sexual misconduct.
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 Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Many interpreted Trump's statement that she "would do anything" for campaign contributions as a sexual reference. The White House dismissed that, arguing Trump used similar language toward men and anyone who interpreted it as sexual "has their mind in the gutter."
Pavlich said the tweet from the president was "crass," but argued feminists are trying to "have it both ways."
"Feminists have to make a choice - they either want to be treated like men as they claim, and then when they are treated like men not complain. Or they need to say that 'we want to be treated differently.' You can't have it both ways," she said.
"If you want to be treated equally, then you have to be treated equally on all levels. If you're going to call for the president to resign, he's probably going to respond to you as he has responded to everybody else."
Pavlich said "it's all about politics" and a potential 2020 presidential run for Gillibrand, who made headlines a few weeks ago by saying President Bill Clinton should have resigned from office over the Monica Lewinsky affair.
Watch the full segment above.