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Trump and Sen. Ben Sasse Feud Following Senator's Diatribe Against the President

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President Donald Trump expressed discontentment with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Saturday after leaked audio revealed the Nebraskan senator berating the president in a …
President Donald Trump expressed discontentment with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Saturday after leaked audio revealed the Nebraskan senator berating the president in a call to his constituents earlier this week. In a series of social media posts, Trump described Sasse as the “least effective” of all the Republican senators and suggested that he “truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great.” “Little Ben is a liability to the Republican Party, and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska. Other than that, he’s just a wonderful guy!” Trump said in his post. Trump was likely reacting to leaked audio, which was first reported by the Washington Examiner, that disclosed a telephone conference call where Sasse was critical of the president. In the call, the senator expressed his dissatisfaction with the president for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his discontentment over the president’s foreign policy among other issues. Sasse said he has been honest about how he has felt about Trump, acknowledging that the president had “done some stuff well, and some poorly.” The senator, who is pessimistic about Trump’s chances at the polling booth, also expressed his concern that Trump and his actions could further polarize the country by driving the country further to the left, and “take the Senate down with him.

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