Republican senator: Trump ‘kisses dictators’ butts,’ party facing ‘bloodbath’

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

President Trump tore into Sen.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse said Trump is "TV-obsessed" and "narcissistic", has driven USA allies away and toward China, and has deeply damaged the Republican Party. Ben Sasse Saturday in a series of tweets after the Nebraska Republican excoriated the president in a recent call with constituents and called him a "TV-obsessed narcissistic individual".

"@SenSasse was as nice as a RINO can be until he recently won the Republican Nomination to run for a second term", Trump began. Sasse criticised Trump in a town hall with constituents on Wednesday, and questioned whether the president would ultimately drive the country further to the left.

Trump noted that Sasse paused his criticism of the president during the Republican primary in Nebraska until he got Trump's endorsement.

"Then he [Sasse] went back to his rather stupid and obnoxious ways", Trump said.

'I'm anxious that if President Trump loses, as looks likely, he's going to take the Senate down with him, ' Sasse frets on the recorded call. "Other than that, he's just a wonderful guy!" Both Senators became totally unelectable, couldn't come even close to winning their primaries, and made a decision to drop out of politics and gracefully "RETIRE". When asked why he is so critical of Trump, Sasse went on a thorough tirade, calling Trump out for misogyny, saying the president "kisses butts" of dictators, and addressing Trump's repeated encouragement of white supremacists.

"I don't think the way he's led through COVID has been reasonable or responsible or right", said Sasse, an occasional critic of Trump.

Sasse also said that Trump mistreats women and "spends like a drunken sailor".

'I think what we found is that we're not going to change President Trump. He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors.

He went on to say that he had directed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to make an offer over the $1.8 trillion package previously supported by the White House but said Mnuchin "hasn't come home with the bacon".

He also said Trump never treated the COVID-19 crisis seriously, but only as an issue of the news cycle. "I have found that has allowed me to be much more effective, I believe, than to satisfy those who say I ought to call him out or get into a public fight with him", he said.

Trump warned that Sasse was headed the same way as Sen. "Ben is focused on defending the Republican Senate majority, and he's not going to waste a single minute on tweets".

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