Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse used a telephone town hall meeting with constituents Wednesday to excoriate President Donald Trump, alleging he “flirted with white supremacists,” privately mocks Christian evangelicals, and “kisses dictators’ butts,” all while mismanaging the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The way he kisses dictators’ butts. I mean, the way he ignores that the Uyghurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now. He hasn’t lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers,” Sasse said in response to a question about his relationship with Trump and his past criticisms of the president.
The Nebraska Republican, who is running for a second term, then claimed, “the United States now regularly sells out our allies under his [Trump’s] leadership,” before excoriating Trump for his treatment of women, comparing his social maners to that of a “drunken sailor.”
He alleged he criticized President (Barack) Obama “for that kind