WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pushed back Saturday at Sen. Ben Sasse on Twitter, contacting the Nebraska senator “a liability to the Republican Bash, and an embarrassment” to the state.
The president’s Twitter assault came after Sasse told constituents in a phone town corridor Wednesday that Trump has “flirted with white supremacists,” mocks Christian evangelicals in non-public, and “kisses dictators’ butts.”
Sasse, who is jogging for a 2nd expression in a reliably pink condition and is witnessed as a prospective presidential candidate for 2024, designed the opinions in response to a concern about why he has been inclined to publicly criticize a president of his have party. He also criticized Trump’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic and stated Trump’s family members has taken care of the presidency “like a business possibility.”
Trump tweeted that Sasse is “the least effective of our 53 Republican Senators, and a man or woman who certainly does not have what it normally takes to be excellent.”
Trump’s tirade continued throughout the working day as he when compared Sasse to former U.S. Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona, who left the Senate right after combative interactions with the president. Trump suggested maybe Republicans need to discover “a new and extra viable candidate?”
Trump carried Nebraska by 25 percentage points in 2016.