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Politics Trump lashes out at Ben Sasse after leaked audio, calls him 'the least effective' Senate Republican

00:45  18 october  2020
00:45  18 october  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Ben Sasse after the Nebraska senator 's comments about him were leaked . President Donald Trump slammed Sen. Ben Sasse as being one of the ' least effective ' Republican Senators after the Nebraska politician asserted that the president 'kisses dictators' butts' in a recently released audio

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse criticized President Donald Trump earlier this week during a phone call with constituents, saying a number of unflattering things about the President, including that he's "flirted with White 'Kisses dictators' butts': Republican senator lambasts Trump in leaked call .

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  • President Donald Trump blasted Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse in a series of tweets, likely in response to leaked audio from this past week where Sasse criticized Trump during a constituent town hall.
  • Trump slammed Sasse as "the least effective of our 53 Republican Senators" and someone "who truly doesn't have what it takes to be great."
  • He then proceeded to call Sasse a "RINO," or Republican in name only.
  • Sasse has expressed concerns that Trump's declining poll numbers are further imperiling the Senate GOP majority.
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President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse in a series of tweets, likely in response to leaked audio from this past week where Sasse criticized Trump during a constituent town hall.

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  GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Says Trump Mistreats Women and Flirts With White Supremacists in Audio Recording The Nebraska senator was responding to a question about why he frequently criticizes President Donald Trump.The comments that Sasse made were part of a nine-minute response the Republican senator gave when asked about his relationship with and criticism of Trump. According to the magazine, the audio was taken from a private call between Sasse and some of his constituents.

Sen. Ben Sasse , R-Neb., ripped President Trump in a phone call with constituents, saying the commander-in-chief "kisses dictators' butts," "sells out our allies," mistreats women and Nebraska Republican said Trump 'sells out our allies,' spends 'like a drunken sailor' and trash-talks evangelicals.

Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Had you transported him to Washington today and told him to wander among the members of the Republican Party, Diogenes would have no more luck.

Trump swiftly responded to Sasse's attacks, questioning the first-term senator's conservative credentials.

"The least effective of our 53 Republican Senators, and a person who truly doesn't have what it takes to be great, is Little Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a State which I have gladly done so much to help," he tweeted.

Trump then proceeded to call Sasse a "RINO," or Republican in name only, a pejorative generally reserved for members of the party who aren't considered to be true conservatives or who vote too often with Democrats.

"Sen. Sasse was as nice as a RINO can be until he recently won the Republican nomination to run for a second term," Trump continued. "Then he went back to his rather stupid and obnoxious ways...Little Ben is a liability to the Republican Party, and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska. Other than that, he's just a wonderful guy!"

Trump blasts Sasse on Twitter over critical comments

  Trump blasts Sasse on Twitter over critical comments President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning calling Sen. Sasse the "least effective" Republican senator who "truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great." Trump called Sasse a "liability to the Republican Party and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska" as well as the "least effective" Republican senator who "truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great" in a series of tweets Saturday morning. The president also suggested that the Republican party "should find a new and more viable candidate.

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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 was also concerned about the party losing control of the upper chamber.

"I'm now looking at the possibility of a Republican blood bath in the Senate, and that's why I've never been on the Trump train," Sasse reportedly said during the call. "It's why I didn't agree to be on his re-election committee, and it's why I'm not campaigning for him...I've spent lots of the, of the last year on a campaign bus, and when you listen to Nebraskans, they don't really want more rage tweeting as a new form of entertainment."

James Wegmann, a Sasse spokesman, released a statement in response to Trump's tweets, saying that the senator has expressed the same concerns in the call as he has done privately with the president.

"Ben is focused on defending the Republican Senate majority, and he's not going to waste a single minute on tweets," he said.

In November, Sasse is expected to cruise to reelection over Democrat Chris Janicek in deeply Republican Nebraska.

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GOP's Sasse warns Trump might cause 'Republican blood bath' in November .
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told constituents that President Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and alienation of voters could result in a "Republican blood bath" within the Senate in November, according to The New York Times,"I'm now looking at the possibility of a Republican blood bath in the Senate, and that's why I've never been on the Trump train," Sasse said, according to the Times. "It's why I didn't agree to be on his re-election committee, and it's why I'm not campaigning for him." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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