Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse Slams Trump in Call With Constituents

Ben Sasse wearing a suit and tie Sasse blasted Trump in constituent phone call 'He kisses dictators' butts'

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, anxious that a "blue tsunami" could wipe out the Republican senate majority, laid into President Trump this week, calling him a narcissist who kisses dictators' butts and sells out the US' allies.

The senator said he has worked hard to have a good relationship with Trump and prays for the president regularly "at the breakfast table in our house".

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.

In that case, he said, Republicans will be asking the question, "What the heck were any of us thinking, that selling a TV-obsessed, narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea?"

"We are staring down the barrel of a blue tsunami", he added.

President Trump seemed to acknowledge the possibility of loss during a rally on Friday night telling a crowd in Macon, Georgia, that he might have to "leave the country" if he loses the election.

He continued: '@SenSasse was as nice as a RINO can be until he recently won the Republican nomination to run for a second term.

"I've said this a million times over the years: When we agree, the President and I work together - on stuff like Judge Amy Coney Barrett who is a total rock star". Sasse, a member of the panel, had lavished praise on Barrett, a favorite of conservatives who would tilt the court decidedly to the right.

President Trump took to Twitter to slam Sen.

"Ben said the same thing to Nebraskans that he has repeatedly said to the President directly in the Oval Office", Wegmann said.

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Sasse also criticized Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "When we disagree, I'll tell Nebraskans what I believe". During the 2016 campaign, he compared Trump to David Duke and refused to vote for him.

But he had toned down his criticism in recent years, earning a crucial endorsement from the president he once savaged.

Democratic candidates in nine hotly contested Senate races amassed more than $240 million in contributions during that period, leaving their Republican opponents far behind in fundraising.

"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", Sasse said.

"The reality is that he careened from curb to curb".

He also said Trump never treated the COVID-19 crisis seriously, but only as an issue of the news cycle. "So I don't think the way he's led through Covid has been reasonable or responsible or right".

The "deficiencies" added up from there.

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 hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers".

He said Mr. Trump "kisses dictators' butts", "sells out our allies", mistreats women and "spends like a drunken sailor".

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

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