The one thing that can be said about President Donald Trump is that he brings out strong opinions in both his allies and enemies. In the swamp known as Washington, D.C., the non-governmental hatred is pretty obvious, as is that coming from the Democrats but from Republicans?
It is usually fairly well shielded.
“I’m not at all apologetic for having fought for my values against his in places where I think his are deficient, not just for a Republican but for an American,” said Sasse, who then began ticking off a number of things he dislikes about the president. “The way he kisses dictators’ butts. I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now. He hasn’t lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers.”
Since the Trump Administration does its diplomacy behind closed doors without consulting Congress, or anyone else of the establishment swamp it would be interesting to find out how Sasse knows this for a fact.
“The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor,” Sasse continued, adding that Trump “mocks evangelicals behind closed doors…has treated the presidency like a business opportunity” and has “flirted with white supremacists.”
Sasse said that Trump is “driving the country further to the left” and he said it “looks likely that he’s going to take the Senate down with him” if he loses the White House in the upcoming election.
“I’m now looking at the possibility of a Republican bloodbath in the Senate, and that’s why I’ve never been on the Trump train,” he said.
“The debate is not going to be, ‘Ben Sasse, why were you so mean to Donald Trump?'” Sasse said. “It’s going to be, ‘What the heck were any of us thinking, that selling a TV-obsessed, narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea?'”