Senator Ben Sasse Accuses Donald Trump Of Mistreating Women, Flirting With White Supremacists And Mocking Evangelicals
Republican Senator Ben Sasse blasted President Donald Trump during a phone call with constituents earlier this week, making several unflattering remarks about the president. He went on to accuse the president of flirting with white supremacists, trying to please dictators, and even mistreating women.
Accusing Trump of trying to please dictators, Sasse said the president is conveniently ignoring the fact that the Ethnic group Uyghurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang at the moment. Moreover, he said Trump didn't do anything to help the Hong Kongers while responding to a constituent's question about his relationship with the president and his previous criticisms of him.
The United States, according to Sasse, sells out its allies under his leadership on a regular basis. He went on to talk about how the president treats women and compared him to a "drunken sailor." Sasse recalled that he had also criticized former President Barack Obama for that kind of spending, adding that Trump secretly mocks evangelicals.
The Nebraska Republican said the Trump family had treated the presidency as a business opportunity before he accused the president of flirting with the White supremacists. These comments were originally reported by The Washington Examiner, which acquired audio of the call.
Sasse's office told CNN on Thursday that the senator made those remarks during a campaign telephone town hall call that went to nearly 17,000 Nebraskans. Although Sasse has been a critic of the President, he has been a trustworthy Republican vote for the Trump administration nominees, as well as GOP policies. The Sasse spokesman did not confirm whether or not the Nebraska Republican supports Trump's reelection.
Republican lawmakers have generally refrained from attacking Trump after he took office in 2016, but Sasse's criticism comes just weeks before an election that might see the party losing both the Senate as well as the White House. He even complained about the president's political obsessions during the call, noting that his political brand could turn away women and young voters in the future.
He said young people could become permanent Democrats because they renounce the obsessive nature of the Republican's politics, or if women who supported the Republican Party in 2016 now decide to permanently turn away from this party in the future, the debate is not going to be about why he is so mean to Donald Trump, he said. Sasse noted that the debate would what were they thinking that selling a TV-obsessed narcissistic individual to Americans was a good idea, adding that it is not a good idea.