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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Trump Is a 'Coward,' Greedy, Divisive

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during a Commerce Committee hearing on paid family leave July 11, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 24 March 2019 08:35 AM

In the first major speech of her presidential campaign Sunday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is set to deliver a rebuke of the U.S. president as a "coward," according to notes obtained by AP and Reuters.

The speech is set at the front of Manhattan's Trump International Hotel & Tower, which she will call "a shrine to greed, division and vanity," according to AP.

"We're bringing the fight to Trump’s doorstep," the event's page reads.

Unlike some of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates, Sen. Gillibrand has not been shy to call President Donald Trump by name.

"President Trump is tearing apart the moral fabric of our country," she plans to say, Reuters reported. "He demonizes the vulnerable and he punches down. He puts his name in bold on every building.

"He does all of this because he wants you to believe he is strong. He is not. Our president is a coward."

Sen. Gillibrand's campaign platform will call for universal healthcare, paid family leave, and gun control.

In her remarks for Sunday, Gillibrand praises the bravery of high school students organizing to end gun violence, young people brought to the country illegally as children who are fighting for "their right to call this country home," and "of course, the formerly well-behaved women who organized, ran for office, voted and won in 2018."

"That is brave," she says.

Gillibrand also talks about her own courage, which she says is evidenced by her ability to win a House seat in a district seen as a Republican stronghold, by fighting for funds to cover the cost of medical care for rescue workers and survivors of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, and by fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and harassment at the Pentagon, in Congress and on college campuses.

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In the first major speech of her presidential campaign Sunday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.., is set to deliver a rebuke of the U.S. president as a "coward," according to notes obtained by AP and Reuters.The speech is set at the front of Manhattan's Trump International...
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