It’s long been rumored that there are elected Republican officials who say good things about President Donald Trump in public while severely criticizing him behind his back. Usually, in party politics, if you’re caught doing that your political career is over.
Today, an audio recording of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse – a Nebraska Republican who wants to run for the presidency in 2024 – was obtained and published as an expose by the conservative Washington Examiner.
Sasse, as described by the Examiner, “excoriated President Trump in a telephone conference call with constituents this week, saying he had mishandled the coronavirus response, “kisses dictators’ butts,” “sells out our allies,” spends “like a drunken sailor,” mistreats women, and trash-talks evangelicals behind their backs. Trump has “flirted with white supremacists,” according to Sasse, and his family “treated the presidency like a business opportunity.” He said Trump could drive the Senate into the hand of the Democrats and cause permanent damage to the Republican Party.”
The question is, now that the Washington Examiner has exposed Sasse, can he survive politically?
Listen to the audio and share your thoughts in the Comment section further down this page. Can Sen. Sasse politically survive this tape? Should he politically survive this tape? Can he be a viable Republican candidate for the presidency in 2024 having spoken so harshly about President Trump? Is he right or wrong about President Trump?