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    Dem Senator Ridiculed for Her ‘Female' and ‘Intersectional' Vision of US Future

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    Kirsten Gillibrand, an American politician and author of the children's book "Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote", has previously shared her views on the future of the US, saying that "until women are able to achieve their potential, America will not achieve hers".

    Junior US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was mocked after a Twitter post where she shared her views regarding America's future, calling it "female" and "intersectional".

    The statement was viewed by critics as a move aimed at gaining political points ahead of a possible 2020 presidential run, Fox News reported.

    Republican Senator Marco Rubio promptly responded to Gillibrand's perspective, saying that the future is first and foremost "AMERICAN" and will not be based "on gender, race, ethnicity or religion".

    The US president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., expressed concern at the prospect of the Democratic senator's potential presidential bid. Responding to Gillibrand's tweet, he noted that he is "not sure this is a winning platform but you be you".

    Not all of Gillibrand's subscribers were happy about her prognosis, either. Some of them renounced their support for Gillibrand, worrying about the future not only of their children but the senator's sons as well.

    Others saw sexism in the senator's tweet, confronting Gillibrand about it.

    Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to take part in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. In November, while participating on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show", she noted that running for president is a "moral question" for her, as she saw the "division that President Trump has put out into" the US when travelling across the country.

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