GOP Sen. Sasse: Trump 'Flirted With White Supremacists,' 'Kisses Dictators' Butts'

Henrietta Strickland
October 17, 2020

Republican Senator Ben Sasse apparently has some strong feelings about President Donald Trump. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., ripped President Trump in a phone call with constituents, saying the commander-in-chief "kisses dictators' butts", "sells out our allies", mistreats women and "spends like a drunken sailor". "I'm not at all apologetic for having fought for my values against his in places where I think his are deficient - not just for a Republican, but for an American", he explained in audio obtained by The Washington Examiner.

"What the heck were any of us thinking that selling a TV-obsessed narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea?"

"I don't think the way he's led through COVID has been reasonable or responsible or right", he said.

Sasse also criticized various aspects of Trump's foreign policy.

He goes on to say that he believes Trump is pushing the country further left through his behavior.

In a stinging rebuke of President Trump, Sen.

The rift resurfaced during the town hall, in which 17,000 Nebraska residents participated, according to Sasse spokesman James Wegmann.

Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh declined to comment on Sasse's comments, the World-Herald said.

Sen. Sasse Slams Trump In Constituent Call: He's 'Flirted With White Supremacists'
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse Slams Trump in Call With Constituents

In the clip, a constituent asks "Why do you have to criticize [Trump] so much?"

However, Sasse admitted there are "a lot" of areas in which he and Trump differ. Trump took fire for failing during the first presidential debate to denounce white supremacists.

Sasse first said he has a good working relationship with the president. and complimented his picks on judicial nominations. And, he added, he understood that some Nebraska voters were "frustrated" with his criticisms of the president. "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 rather than a multi-year public health challenge, which is what it is".

Listen: Ben Sasse warns of Senate "Republican bloodbath", criticizes Trump's leadership Sen. I mean, the way he ignores that the Uyghurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now. Right now, he hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong-Kongers, ' Sasse said.

Sasse said he criticizes Trump for how he treats women and because Trump "spends like a drunken sailor", saying he criticized Democratic President Barack Obama over spending.

"He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors", Sasse said, referring to Trump.

'He put us in danger': Rachel Vindman on Trump In a CNN exclusive interview, CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks to Rachel Vindman, wife of retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, about her husband's involvement with President Donald Trump and the impact it had on her family. "He's flirted with white supremacists", he added before slamming Trump's delayed and insufficient response to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

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

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