Trump Slams GOP's Sasse, Who Warned of November 'Bloodbath'

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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.

Sasse also voted to acquit in Trump's impeachment trial early this year.

Sen. Ben Sasse, pictured here during Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing before the Senate, berated President Trump in a telephone town hall with constituents. Other than that, he's just a wonderful guy!' "I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now. It is not a good idea", he said.

Rarely has a split screen better encapsulated the trade-offs congressional Republicans have accepted over four years of Trump's presidency than a Republican senator exulting over his conservative Supreme Court nominee in one moment and lamenting his norm-shattering behavior - and his party's willingness to quietly tolerate it - in the next. "He hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong-Kongers", Sasse said.

The spat began on Thursday when the Washington Examiner reported a telephone conference with Nebraska constituents where Sasse, clearly anxious by pollsters predicting a landslide for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, attacked Trump mercilessly. He also criticized Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and said Trump's family has treated the presidency "like a business opportunity".

Sasse said Trump not only "fails to lead our allies" but that the United States "now regularly sells out our allies under [Trump's] leadership".

Trump called Sasse a "liability to the Republican Party" and an "embarrassment" to Nebraskans.

Sasse, who is running for a second term representing the reliably red state, made the comments in response to a question about why he has been willing to publicly criticize a president of his own party.

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.

Trump "mocks evangelicals behind closed doors", he added.

Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse tore into President Trump on Wednesday over his support of human rights abuses and racists, accusing Trump of personally profiting from the presidency. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., on Saturday, calling him "stupid and obnoxious" after he lambasted the president for his coronavirus response and accused him of being friendly with dictators and white supremacists.

In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. "Why do you have to criticize him so much?" "It's why I didn't agree to serve on his reelection committee and that's why I'm not campaigning for him because I spend all my time thinking about the one political question that's most central next month, which is holding the U.S. Senate".



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