Trump 'kisses dictators' butts': Republican senator

US Senator Ben Sasse said Donald Trump treats the presidency like a 'business opportunity', among other criticism

In the nine-minute recording, which was leaked and first reported by the Washington Examiner, Sasse vented about his lukewarm support of Trump, reportedly saying that the president "kisses dictators' butts".

He spoke to constituents on Wednesday around the same time that senators on the Judiciary Committee were concluding their questioning of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill. "Other than that, he's just a wonderful guy!"

The cartoon, which featured an image of Kelly, hovering over the shoulder of Trump as the president blew bubbles, is inspired by a CNN report on Friday that Kelly has told friends that Trump is "the most flawed person" he has ever known.

Sasse is among a group of GOP senators who have begun to distance themselves from the President as his chances of winning November's election appear to be receding as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden widens his lead in national polls.

Trump branded Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse "little Ben" in a series of tweets comparing him to other disloyal Republicans, including former Arizona Senate Republican Jeff "the Flake" Flake.

"His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity", Mr. Sasse said, according to audio of the call.

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

Throughout the name, Sasse critiqued Trump's overseas coverage choices, in addition to his dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic, and recommended that Trump's management put the way forward for the Republican Social gathering in jeopardy. "It's going to be, 'What the heck were any of us thinking, that selling a TV-obsessed, narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea?'"

President Donald Trump is back to hurling insults at the people who are supposed to be his allies as the campaign heads into the home stretch.

Sasse has positioned himself as a conservative willing to criticize Trump, and he is seen as a potential presidential candidate for 2024.

'But the reality is that he careened from curb to curb.

"He refused to treat it seriously", Sasse said.

He added that he did not think Trump's leadership through the crisis had been "reasonable or responsible, or right".

"The way he kisses dictators butts, I mean the way he ignores the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps, in Xinjiang right now. He hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers".

Sasse also said that Trump mistreats women and "spends like a drunken sailor". "He's flirted with White supremacists".

"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", Trump tweeted".



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