Donald Trump endorses re-election bid by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who once made the president a & # 39; megalomaniac strong man & # 39; called
- Trump greeted Sasse for a & # 39; wonderful task that represents the people of Nebraska & # 39;
- Sasse was a prominent & # 39; Never Trump & # 39; republican during the 2016 primary race
- The then candidate Trump shot back and called the senator & # 39; completely ineffective & # 39;
Donald Trump has supported Ben Sasse in his 2020 senate race, despite Nebraska Senator's strong criticism of the president.
Trump greeted Sasse for a & # 39; wonderful task of representing the people of Nebraska & # 39; and promised his & # 39; full and total approval & # 39; prior to his re-election bid next year.
& # 39; He is great with our vets, the army and your very important second amendment. Strong in crime and the border, & # 39; said Trump.
His tweet was formal – Trump has endorsed other Republican candidates in very similar terms – but it marks a turnaround in their relationships since 2016, when Sasse Trump became a & # 39; megalomaniac strong man & # 39; and the then candidate called him in return & # 39; completely ineffective & # 39; called.
Donald Trump has supported Ben Sasse (photo last month) in his 2020 Senate race, despite Nebraska Senator's strong criticism of the president
Trump greeted Sasse for a & # 39; wonderful task of representing the people of Nebraska, although he used many Republican colleagues in formulist terms
Sasse has even been criticized as a potential republican challenger to Trump in the presidential race, although he has shown no signs of this.
He won his first term in 2014 with more than 64 percent of the votes and a survey earlier this year showed him with a net positive approval rating in the state.
Yet Trump convincingly won the state in 2016 and Sasse could cause a headache if he turned his supporters against the senator.
Sasse will face a primary challenge from Matt Innis, a former president of the Republican Party of Lancaster County, who demanded & # 39; a senator who will support President Trump's re-election in 2020 & # 39 ;.
Sasse was a prominent & # 39; Never Trump & # 39; Republican during the 2016 primary race and said last year that he is considering the party & # 39; every morning & # 39; to leave.
During the 2016 campaign, he even criticized Trump about his personal life.
& # 39; You brag about many things with married women. Have you converted? To harm children and spouses? Do you think it matters ?, Sasse asked in January 2016.
At the end of 2015, he described Trump's policy as a & # 39; megalomaniac strong man stepping and yelling about travel bans and deportations & # 39 ;, in a statement that is still on his website.
& # 39; Mr. Trump's relentless focus is on dividing Americans and on breaking down instead of building this glorious nation. We can do better, & he said in a separate Twitter message.
Sasse previously called Trump (shown yesterday in Washington) a & # 39; megalomaniac strong man & # 39; and the then candidate Trump called him in return & # 39; completely ineffective & # 39;
Trump shot back and said & # 39; the great state of Nebraska could be much better than Ben Sasse as your senator & # 39; and calls him & # 39; totally ineffective & # 39 ;.
Sasse skipped the party's nomination convention and described the race between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton as a & # 39; waste container & # 39 ;.
Since Trump won the election, Sasse has remained largely in line with his senate votes, but the president has continued to penetrate.
Last year he mentioned the rhetoric of Trump & # 39; amoralist & # 39; and he said he was thinking of leaving the Republican party every morning.
His remarks did not stand out well with some Nebraska Republican activists who confronted him at local meetings in the state dominated by GOP.
Sasse has pushed back the criticism, with a spokesperson who noted that he is considered one of the most conservative Republicans in the Senate.
He also defends himself as an outspoken opponent of abortion.
He has somewhat watered down his criticism of Trump this year and his personal Twitter account has not referred to Trump once since the beginning of 2019.
He launched his re-election bid last month and promised the & # 39; really great judicial nominees & # 39; President, but did not mention Trump.
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