GOP Sen. Sasse zips his criticism of Trump to fend off primary threat

Sen. Ben Sasse is firebombing President Trump on key domestic and foreign policy issues, criticism that accelerated in July after the Nebraska Republican had muted their differences leading up to his contested spring primary.

On July 17, Sasse accused Trump of “strategic incompetence” that is “Jimmy Carter-level weak” for floating a military pullout from South Korea amid tensions with China and North Korea. Ten days later, he described negotiations between Congress and the White House on a coronavirus relief package as “Democrats and Trumpers competing to outspend each other.” The very next day, Sasse said Trump’s troop withdrawal from Germany was “weak” and revealed a “lack of strategic understanding.”

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