DONALD Trump has blasted Republican Senator Ben Sasse as "stupid" and an "embarrassment" after he said the President "kisses dictators' butts" in leaked audio.
Sasse was roasted as the "least effective" senator after comments emerged from a call with his constituents in which he shamelessly bashed Trump.
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Taking to Twitter, Trump fumed at Sasse as he branded him "little Ben" and scolded him as a "liability to the Republican Party".
The Nebraska Senator was left red-faced as audio emerged in which he spent most of a nearly 10-minute conversation bashing the President.
Sasse attacked Trump on his foreign policy, among other issues, as he broke ranks despite the tight election fight against Joe Biden going into November 3.
Clearly unimpressed, Trump smacked him down with his usual bluster to his 87million followers.
The President said: "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, a State which I have gladly done so much to help.
"@SenSasse was as nice as a [Republican in name only] can be until he recently won the Republican…Nomination to run for a second term. Then he went back to his rather stupid and obnoxious ways."
"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!”
Sasse said in an audio clip obtained by the Washington Examiner that Trump "kisses dictators' butts" and “regularly sells out our allies.”
Nebraskans do not want more “rage tweeting as a new form of entertainment,” Sasse added, digging at Trump’s outspoken nature on Twitter.
Sasse added: "I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang. Right now, he hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong-Kongers."
Sasse denounced the way Trump allegedly treats women and said he “spends like a drunken sailor”.
And he moaned Trump is no better in terms of spending than his predecessor Barack Obama.
Trump “mocks evangelicals behind closed doors” and “he’s flirted with white supremacists,” Sasse claimed.
Furthermore, the Trump family has “treated the presidency like a business opportunity,” the junior senator said.
Unsurprisingly, Sasse disapproved of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which he described as first ignoring it, then going into full shutdown.
“The reality is that he careened from curb to curb,” Sasse said.
“He was the one who said 10 to 14 days of shutdown would fix this. And that was always wrong.”
Sasse said that he did not think Trump’s leadership through Covid-19 has been “reasonable or responsible or right".
He also accused the media of pretending it is the first-ever public health crisis and faulting the president.
“That's not true. They just wanted to use it against him," Sasse said.
The senator, who could run for president in 2024, added that Trump’s “stupid political obsessions” could push the US more to the left and possibly jeopardize the Senate, which currently enjoys a Republican majority.
Sasse said that young people repulsed by the “obsessive nature of our politics” could become “permanent Democrats".
And he warned women who voted Republican in the 2016 election could “turn away form this party permanently in the future.”
He added that he believes Trump won the 2016 election “simply because Hillary Clinton was literally the most unpopular candidate in the history of polling.”
Sasse started his tirade after a female constituent asked him to explain his relationship with Trump and also why he criticizes him so much.
His comments came as Trump slips behind in the polls, with insiders claiming Republicans are preparing for a defeat.
Trump's campaign hopes he came mount a comeback over Biden like he did over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Sasse’s spokesman James Wegmann confirmed that the senator made the remarks about Trump and provided more context.
“I don’t know how many more times we can shout this: Even though the Beltway is obsessing exclusively about the presidential race, control of the Senate is ten times more important,” Wegmann stated.
"The fragile Senate seats that will determine whether Democrats nuke the Senate are the races Ben cares about, the races he’s working on, and the only races he’s talking about.”
The senator is expected to easily win reelection on November 3.
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