President Donald Trump on Saturday ridiculed Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska after a tape of the Republican criticizing the president leaked to the media.
“The least effective of our 53 Republican Senators, and a person who truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great, is Little Ben Sasse of Nebraska,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
In a call with Republican constituents, Sasse criticized Trump for “the way he kisses dictators’ butts” and “ignores” Hong Kong freedom fighters as well as Uyghurs in Chinese concentration camps.
Trump noted that Sasse paused his criticism of the president during the Republican primary in Nebraska until he got Trump’s endorsement.
“Sen Sasse was as nice as a RINO can be until he recently won the Republican nomination to run for a second term,” Trump wrote. “Then he went back to his rather stupid and obnoxious ways.”
…Nomination to run for a second term.