Thursday was the Donald’s day. It was the perfect time for him to pull in the Republican senators who have for so long avoided his presence. With the convention approaching and the nomination all but claimed, Donald Trump could use more friends inside Congress.
A President Trump would need as much help understanding what Congress does and what his would be. Trump’s lack of constitutional knowledge and his lack of congressional connections will make his first 100 days the largest learning curve this country has seen since Washington should he be elected.
While there are many members of Congress who will hold their noses and vote for Trump if he becomes the nominee, there is a growing group of members who want nothing to do with him or his message. One of the leading members of this congressional movement is Nebraskan Senator Ben Sasse.
I was lucky enough to do some work for him when I was in Nebraska working for a fundraising firm. I learned a lot about him and truly believe that he stands for what is right. He is what the conservative movement needs and I have no doubt that his name will become a household term in the coming years.
During this meeting with the Donald himself, Trump decided that it was time to let these ‘traitorous’ senators feel his bite. The meeting grew combative as Mr. Trump went after three of his vocal critics– Senators Sasse, Kirk, and Flake – even going as far to claim they will all lose their seats this year. Unfortunately for Trump only Kirk is on the ballot in November.
Senator Sasse did not engage in a back-and-forth with the presumptive nominee during the meeting, not even after Trump told him he must want Clinton to win. Sen. Sasse was one of the first to leave the meeting the moment it concluded.
Although the senator himself didn’t respond to Mr. Trump’s behavior during the meeting, his spokesperson told Politico the following:
Senator Sasse went to today’s meeting ready to listen. Senator Sasse introduced himself to Mr. Trump, and the two had a gracious exchange, said the spokesman for Senator Sasse. Mr. Sasse continues to believe that our country is in a bad place and, with these two candidates, this election remains a dumpster fire. Nothing has changed.
This fueled a fire throughout social media about the comments. One even wondered how dare the Senator’s spokesman to say such a thing:
According to The Hill, Senator Sasse will be skipping the GOP convention all together choosing to “take his kids to watch some dumpster fires across the state, all of which enjoy more popularity than the current front-runners.”
Sen. Sasse is correct on many topics, including this one. I’m not sure what your plans are for the convention, but I think joining Sen. Sasse in a huge dump Trump flaming dumpster party sounds like a grand ‘ol time.