Trump lashes back at Nebraska Sen. Sasse after criticism

Clay Curtis
October 18, 2020

Donald Trump has hit back at a Republican senator who said the United States president "flirted with white supremacists", treats the presidency like a "business opportunity", and "kisses dictators' butts". Ben Sasse of Nebraska after a tape of the Republican criticizing the president leaked to the media.

Trump's comments come after Sasse harshly criticized Trump in a telephone conference call with constituents on Wednesday, according to audio obtained by the Washington Examiner. He also said Republicans would face repercussions for selling "a TV-obsessed, narcissistic individual" to the American people. "I think we are staring down the barrel of a blue tsunami and we've got to hold the Senate and that's what I'm focused on".

Sasse informed his listeners that he has been involved for years that Trump's management may push the US additional to the left and warned about the opportunity of a "blue tsunami" in the course of the upcoming election.

Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has told friends that President Donald Trump "is the most flawed person" he's ever known.

Sasse did not exactly try to keep his criticism quiet.

"Ben mentioned the identical factor to Nebraskans that he has repeatedly mentioned to the President immediately within the Oval Workplace", Wegmann mentioned.

Sasse first said he has a good working relationship with the president. and complimented his picks on judicial nominations.

Sasse is yet another lawmaker facing Trump's wrath who was earlier praised by the president. During the 2016 campaign, he compared Trump to David Duke and refused to vote for him.

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But he had toned down his criticism in recent years, earning a crucial endorsement from the president he once savaged. The New York Times reported that Sasse is among other Republicans who are concerned that Trump could lose reelection and take the party down with him. However, his compliments stopped there.

'But the reality is that he careened from curb to curb. "For months, he treated it like a news-cycle-by-news-cycle PR crisis".

The "deficiencies" added up from there.

Sasse began his list with, "The way he kisses dictators' butts", and said Trump "hasn't lifted a finger" on behalf of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. "I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now".

Trump "mocks evangelicals behind closed doors", he added.

Olivia Troye, a former top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, has said the President knew about the impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on the U.S. by mid-February, but that "he didn't want to hear it, because his biggest concern was that we were in an election year".

Each of these things, Sasse predicted, would have consequences, for Republicans and the nation.

But he also used his comments to warn against supporting Democrats, saying Trump was "driving the country further to the left".

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