Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is engaging presidential hopeful Donald Trump, a notorious tweeter, and questioning everything from what his governing style would be if he were president to revisiting Trump's extramarital affair with Marla Maples. This isn't the first time the freshman senator has archly mused about a Trump presidency. In December, he spoke about the topic on the Senate floor, and his skepticism was unmistakable.
Starting on Sunday night, he tweeted that he “struck a chord w/ American ppl,” and began more than 20 tweets about the presidential hopeful. In the second tweet, he says the business mogul is “likely next POTUS” and was correct in diagnosing DC’s issues.
He then asked Trump questions about his governing style regarding health care, guns, taxes and his marriages.
.@realDonaldTrump …At the same time, we have questions about how you would govern. Would like to ask you some questions, if you are willing?— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) January 25, 2016
In his fifth question, Sasse said President Barack Obama ignored the Constitution and that the next president must “reaffirm a Constitutional system.” He diverted to tweet that Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton was the “@realDonaldTrump of #nfl tonight. He is totally dominant. Wow,” referring to the playoff game that was on television during his rant. Following the questions, he asks Trump to “answer rather than insult.” Sasse then gave his opinion of the “meaning of America.”
.@realDonaldTrump America isn’t about our bureaucrats are. And isn’t who is in the Oval“running the country.” WE THE PEOPLE run this country — Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) January 25, 2016
In his final tweet, he uses the #MakeAmericaGreatAgain hashtag, which Trump supporters are using.
Trump has tweeted several times Monday morning, but has not yet responded to the senator. Sasse has not endorsed any candidate for president.
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