Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., on Saturday shrugged off President Donald Trump’s sharp criticism of him as “stupid and obnoxious,” with his spokesman asserting Sasse won’t “waste a single minute on tweets.”
Trump’s withering scold came in the wake of Sasse’s derisive remarks to constituents that Trump “kisses dictators’ butts” and has “flirted with white supremacists.”
“Ben said the same thing to Nebraskans that he has repeatedly said to the president directly,” James Wegmann, a Sasse spokesman told USA Today.
“Ben is focused on defending the Republican Senate majority, and he’s not going to waste a single minute on tweets.”
Trump was furious at Sasse’s criticism, tweeting that he was the “least effective” of the Republican caucus and a person who “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,” Trump wrote. “Other than that, he’s just a wonderful guy!”
The dust-up was apparently sparked by Trump’s refusal to denounce the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon during Thursday’s NBC town hall.
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