Donald Trump called Ben Sasse, a conservative from Nebraska, the ‘least effective of our 53 Republican Senators’.
US Senator Ben Sasse said Donald Trump treats the presidency like a ‘business opportunity’, among other criticism [Kevin Dietsch/AP]
Donald Trump has hit back at a Republican senator who said the United States president “flirted with white supremacists”, treats the presidency like a “business opportunity”, and “kisses dictators’ butts”.
Ben Sasse, a senator from the state of Nebraska and one of the few Republicans to regularly criticise Trump, made the comments last week during a teleconference with constituents. He also criticised the president for not initially taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously.
On Saturday, Trump fired back, calling Sasse the “least effective of our 53 Republican