Trump slams Republican critic who warned of November ‘bloodbath’

Monday, 19 Oct, 2020

Cornyn's remarks come days after his GOP colleague Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska raised concerns about the president during a town hall with constituents last week.

Ben Sasse after the Nebraska senator's comments on a call about him were leaked.

According to the RNC chairwoman, the American people know President Trump is the best candidate to lead the nation out of the pandemic because he is already doing it.

President Trump fired back at a member of his own party Saturday after Republican Senator Ben Sasse made it clear he was not supporting the president's reelection.

In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone.

President Trump tore into Sen.

Sasse said he criticizes Trump for how he treats women and because Trump "spends like a drunken sailor", saying he criticized Democratic President Barack Obama over spending. "It's that we - the United States - regularly sells out our allies under his leadership".

"It's going to be that 'what the heck were any of us thinking?' that selling a tv-obsessed, narcissistic individual to the American people was a good idea".

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In subsequent tweets, Cube clarified that he had not endorsed Trump's reelection, and took a skeptical tone with intentions of the country's political parties. "You either love him or hate him, and there's not much in between", the lawmaker from Texas said.

When asked whether he and other Republicans regretted not pushing Trump to combat the COVID-19 crisis more aggressively, Cornyn used a bad marriage analogy when describing his relationship with the President to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"We always knew that there were going to be a number of close Senate races, and we were probably swimming against the tide in places like Arizona, Colorado and ME", he added.

"I'm now looking at the possibility of a Republican blood bath in the Senate, and that's why I've never been on the Trump train", he said.

Trump "mocks evangelicals behind closed doors", he added. "So putting our hopes and dreams behind any of them just don't work, we got to make them do what we want them to do and there's only a few ways to do that".

Cube, 51, was the object of intense backlash this past week when the White House thanked Cube for working with the current administration's "Platinum Plan" to financially uplift the Black community.

Sasse has been a Trump critic since putting out a Facebook post in February of 2016, in which he said he can't support Donald Trump.