“He hasn’t lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers,” he said.
“It isn’t just that he fails to lead our allies, it’s that the United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership.”
Sasse also said Trump “spends like a drunken sailor” and mocks evangelical Christians, an important Republican voter group, behind closed doors, while taking aim at “the way he treats women.”
Sasse, who is running for reelection, said in the phone call that he has never been a supporter of the president, and warned that Trump’s “likely” loss in the November 3 election could also end Republican control of the Senate.
“I’m now looking at the possibility of a Republican bloodbath in the Senate, and that’s why I’ve never been on the Trump train,” he said.
He also said Trump never treated the Covid-19 crisis seriously, but only as an issue of the news cycle.
But he also used his comments to warn against supporting Democrats, saying Trump was “driving the country further to the left.”
In that case, he said, Republicans will be asking the question, “What the heck were any of us thinking, that selling a TV-obsessed, narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea?”
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