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GOP Sen. Sasse: Trump 'Flirted With White Supremacists,' 'Kisses Dictators' Butts'

Sen. Sasse Slams Trump In Constituent Call: He's 'Flirted With White Supremacists' Republican Sasse lets loose with criticism of Trump including 'way he kisses dictators' butts'
Gustavo Carr | 17 October, 2020, 17:52

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.

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.

Sasse slammed on Trump on foreign policy as well as domestic politics - even saying his party's leader has "flirted" with white supremacists. Trump took fire for failing during the first presidential debate to denounce white supremacists. "The ways I criticize President Obama for that kind of spending; I've criticized President Trump for as well", Sasse said. Sasse was responding to a question from a constituent about the senator's relationship with Trump who asked: "Why do you have to criticize him so much?"

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.

Sasse first said he has a good working relationship with the president. and complimented his picks on judicial nominations.

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I mean, and so I don't think the way he's lead through COVID has been reasonable or responsible, or right'.

However, Sasse admitted there are "a lot" of areas in which he and Trump differ. "For months, he treated it like a news cycle-by-news cycle PR crisis rather than a multi-year public health challenge, which is what it is". "Right now, he hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong-Kongers", the senator said.

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

Trump "mocks evangelicals behind closed doors", he added. His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity. He sounded particularly alarmed about the potential damage Trump, who supported Democrats for decades as a businessman, could do to the conservative cause in the long term by driving the country "to the left".

Mr. Sasse said the primary reason Mr. Trump won the 2016 election was that Hillary Clinton was "literally the most unpopular candidate in the history of polling", and he lamented that Mr. Trump could permanently turn young voters and women away from the Republican Party.