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Trump ‘kisses dictators’ butts’: Republican senator

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A Republican senator told constituents that President “kisses dictators’ butts,” mistreats women and uses the White House as a , according to a leaked phone call recording.

Nebraska Senator Sasse said Trump is “TV-obsessed” and “narcissistic”, has driven US allies away and toward , and has deeply damaged the .

Assailing “the way he kisses dictators’ butts,” Sasse accused Trump of ignoring ’s oppression of Uighurs and the Hong Kong movement.

“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 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.”

“His has treated the presidency like a opportunity. He has flirted with white supremacists,” he continued.

Sasse, 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 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 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 “ the country further to the left.”

He argued that Democratic control of the Congress and White House would threaten religious and the erosion of other and in 10 years make the US Supreme Court “Venezuela-like.”

And he warned Trump could be young people and women permanently to the .

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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