U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse keeps up his criticism of Donald Trump and hopes for another Republican to emerge as the party’s front-runner in the presidential race.
Sasse has made no bones about his dislike for Donald Trump’s candidacy, going so far as to campaign against Trump in support of anyone else in the Republican field during the Iowa caucuses.
Sasse worries Trump has expressed admiration at President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders when Congress blocks his proposals.
“And I actually think that Donald Trump would double down on the kinds of things that President Obama has made so bad,” Sasse tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Sasse says public opinion polls indicate an interesting development in the Republican presidential race. Trump has very staunch supporters, which has propelled him to the top. He rarely though lands in second place on Republican voters’ lists. It appears he would gain few of the voters of any of the other candidates who might drop out.
It appears to Sasse that if the field narrows, the race tightens.
“I hope the field ultimately gets to a choice between Trump and someone else, as opposed to everybody else diluting that vote.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]