U.S. Senator Ben Sasse Reads Mean Tweets From Trump Supporters

Posted by Independent Journal - Review on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseMeet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska Longer sentences won’t stop the opioid epidemic Overnight Finance: Trump floats entering Pacific trade pact he once called 'a disaster' | Senators worry over Mulvaney's power at consumer bureau | Battle for CFPB control heads to appeals court | House fails to pass balanced budget amendment MORE (R-Neb.) in a new video recites the litany of insults he has received on Twitter for criticizing GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer Watergate prosecutor: Trump taking the fifth would be political suicide Comey: I’m ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by Republican party Comey, Anderson Cooper clash over whether memo release violated FBI rules MORE.

“I’m Ben Sasse, I’m a United States senator from Nebraska and I’m not totally convinced that Donald Trump would be the best president in all of history,” he says in the Independent Journal Review clip released Thursday.

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“Ben Sasse is a joke looking for a punchline,” Sasse reads. "What a maroon!

“Sen. Sasse, you’re a douche bag,” he continues. "When Trump [becomes] president, your days are numbered.

“Why does [the] media allow biblical donkey hole Ben Sasse to continue trolling Trump?” the GOP lawmaker adds.

“Shut up loser Sasse. How much you get for votes so far this year deadbeat? Nobody believes anything you say.”

Sasse, who sports a University of Nebraska windbreaker in the clip, takes the cyber bullying from Trump supporters in stride.

“Can anyone believe this bozo is a U.S. senator?” Sasse reads.

“My brother asks me that every week,” he responds.

“Is Ben Sasse saying ‘oats’ or ‘odes’ with his overbite, buck-toothed self?” he recites, breaking down in chuckles at the put-down.

Sasse at one point reads a user’s posts that simply derides him as a “troll” multiple times. Another one accuses him of being a “RINO,” or “Republican in name only.”

The freshman senator voiced doubts about Trump’s fitness for the Oval Office on Twitter late last month, sparking a backlash.

Sasse prodded the billionaire about issues including his past marital infidelities, warm words for single-payer healthcare and remarks suggesting praise for higher taxes and gun control.