LISTEN: Republican Senator Ben Sasse Says Trump “Kisses Dictators’ Butts,” “Flirted With White Supremacists”

Republican Senator Ben Sasse apparently has some strong feelings about President Donald Trump. In a phone call with a constituent, he let loose, saying that Trump “flirted with white supremacists,” and “spends like a drunken sailor,” among other things.

Ben Sasse on Trump
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The Washington Examiner reported Thursday that Ben Sasse had been caught on tape criticizing the president and that they had obtained exclusive audio. Later, the Washington Post was able to confirm with a spokesman for Sasse that the call was authentic, but the spokesman refused to answer any additional questions about the audio.

In the clip, a constituent asks “Why do you have to criticize [Trump] so much?”

Sasse responds at length, beginning with a defense of Trump over COVID-19, saying it’s unfair that the media blames the president for the pandemic. Then he moves on to his criticisms.

The way he kisses dictators’ butts….the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor. The ways I criticize President Obama for that kind of spending; I’ve criticized President Trump for as well. He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors. His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity. He’s flirted with white supremacists.

He goes on to say that he believes Trump is pushing the country further left through his behavior.

If young people become permanent Democrats because they’ve just been repulsed by the obsessive nature of our politics, or if women who were willing to still vote with the Republican Party in 2016 decide that they need to turn away from this party permanently in the future. 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.

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