Ben Sasse warns of blue tsunami, rips Trump as TV-obsessed, narcissistic

Sen. Ben Sasse R-Neb. speaks during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee

In an emailed response, the executive director for the Nebraska GOP, Ryan Hamilton, says he disagrees with Sasse, and they still endorse Trump and Senator Sasse.

"... Nomination to run for a second term".

Trump continued to attack Sasse with more tweets Saturday afternoon, warning that the Nebraskan was on an "inglorious path" and suggesting that Republican voters "perhaps" give him the boot.

Calling it a "fair question", Sasse began his answer rather evenly, saying he's worked hard to "develop a good working relationship with the president over the last three and a half years" and that he often prays for Trump and Vice President Pence.

The comments were first reported by the Washington Examiner after it obtained an audio recording of the senator's comments, which has been posted on YouTube.

The comments come after the Nebraska lawmaker rebuked President Trump in a telephone town hall with constituents on Wednesday, criticizing the President's bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic, and tearing into the President's for "kissing dictators' butts" while appearing to "flirt with white supremacists". "He's flirted with white supremacists", he also said. Sasse has primarily stood with Republican colleagues who have largely avoided publicly challenging President Trump since he took office - a trend that's changed in recent weeks as a Republican defeat for the White House seems increasingly likely.

Sen. Sasse was asked by a constituent about his relationship with President Trump.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. Then he went into full economic shutdown mode. "He was the one who said 10 to 14 days of shutdown would fix this".

"Senator Sasse is entitled to his own opinion", U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, another Nebraska Republican, said in a statement. I mean, the way he ignores the Uighurs, our literal concentration camps in Xinjiang. The ways I criticize President Obama for that kind of spending; I've criticized President Trump for as well.

"The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor".

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

Congressman Eric Swalwell was among the Democrats quick to point out on social media that Sasse's voting record is largely in line with Trump's priorities.

Sasse, who is up for reelection on Nov. 3, went public with his concerns at a time when Republicans are increasingly anxious that Trump is careening toward a devastating loss in November's elections that could also cost them the Senate, handing Democrats, who already hold the House, unified control.

"His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity", Sasse said.



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