In a telephone call that was recorded, Ben Sasse further claimed that the president mistreats women and flirts with white supremacists.
A Republican senator told his constituents that President Donald Trump “licks dictators’ butt”, mistreats women and uses the White House as a business, according to a recording of a phone call revealed by the US media.
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse warned that Trump’s “likely” defeat in the Nov. 3 election could end Republican control of the Senate.
“I am evaluating the possibility of a Republican bloodbath in the Senate,” he said, after the same concern was expressed in recent days by Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham, two Trump allies.
During the conversation with his voters, Sasse, a religious conservative, said he did not apologize “at all” for always upholding his values when those of the president “are deficient, not only for a Republican but for an American.”
Retahíla of criticisms
And then he launched a string of criticism against the Republican president, lagging behind in the polls against Democrat Joe Biden.
“The way he licks the butt of dictators,” he noted, noting that Trump ignores China’s oppression of Uighurs and the Hong Kong democracy movement. “He has not lifted a finger for Hong Kongers,” he added.
“It is not just that it does not lead our allies, it is that the United States now regularly betrays our allies,” he said, noting that it has alienated them towards China.
Sasse also opined that Trump “spends like a drunken sailor” and that behind closed doors he mocks evangelical Christians, a large group of Republican voters.
“His family has treated the Presidency as a business opportunity. He has flirted with white supremacists,” he continued.
“Ignored the covid”
He also said Trump never took the pandemic seriously, which kills more than 217,000 in the United States, the worst affected country in the world.
“First, he ignored the covid. And then he went into total economic closure mode. He was the one who said that 10 to 14 days of closure would fix this, and that was always wrong,” he recalled.
Sasse, who is running for re-election, emphasized that he never supported the President, and He accused him of deeply damaging the Republican Party, pushing young people and women permanently into the Democratic Party.
“Ultimately, it is driving the country further to the left,” he said. “This has been my fear for five years.”
He also warned that Democratic control of Congress and the White House would threaten religious freedom and the erosion of other rights and that in ten years it would turn the Supreme Court into something “similar to Venezuela.”
In that case, he said, Republicans will wonder, “What the heck were any of us thinking that selling a narcissistic individual obsessed with television to the American people was a good idea?”
“It is not a good idea,” he stressed, and warned of a “blue tsunami” in November, alluding to the color that identifies Democrats.