Trump Fires Back at GOP Senator Who Ripped Him. Says Ben Sasse “Needed Him” to Get Nomination

Republicans, fearing for their political futures, are very leery of ever criticizing Donald Trump. A soon to be retiring senator like Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander might take a shot at the president but lawmakers with long futures ahead of them normall keep quiet.

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That wasn’t the case with Nebraska senator and rising GOP star Ben Sasse. Over the weekend, Sasse criticized Trump’s recent Executive Orders as unconsitutional slop. Trump fired back on Monday claiming that Sasse “needed him” to win his senate seat.

On Saturday night, Sasse wrote in a statement, “The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop. President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law. Under the Constitution, that power belongs to the American people acting through their members of Congress.”

The president clearly didn’t appeaciate the critique. He waited til Moinday to respond, tweeting, “RINO Ben Sasse, who needed my support and endorsement in order to get the Republican nomination for Senate from the GREAT State of Nebraska, has, now that he’s got it (Thank you President T), gone rogue, again. This foolishness plays right into the hands of the Radical Left Dems!”

Sasse, who was elected to office in 2014 by over 30%, has yet to respond to Trump.


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