Donald Trump came to Washington to meet with top GOP lawmakers, and to hopefully build unity, but instead, he was rebuffed and humiliated when some senators walked out, while others refused to attend the meeting.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who has been harshly critical of Trump, left the meeting early and declined to talk to reporters. In a statement, Sasse said, “Senator Sasse went to today’s meeting ready to listen. Senator Sasse introduced himself to Mr. Trump and the two had a gracious exchange. Mr. Sasse continues to believe that our country is in a bad place and, with these two candidates, this election remains a dumpster fire. Nothing has changed.”
The bolding is ours. A top GOP Senator actually called Trump a DUMPSTER FIRE.
Trump also had tense exchanges with Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who withdrew his endorsement of Trump in June, and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who has criticized his rhetoric on Hispanic immigrants, according to the Washington Post.
Republican Sens. Lindsay Graham, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte did not attend the meeting, while Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quietly left early.