WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump returned fire Saturday with his own harsh assessment of Sen. Ben Sasse, after the Nebraska Republican delivered a scathing critique of the president during a Wednesday telephone town hall.
In his Saturday reply on Twitter, Trump referred to Sasse by the acronym used for a Republican In Name Only.
“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,” Trump tweeted. “@SenSasse was as nice as a RINO 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. Must feel he can’t lose to a Dem. 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!”
The Washington Examiner obtained an audio clip from the telephone town…