Just days before the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has taken to Twitter to pose a number of important questions to Donald Trump. When Mr. Trump responds (if he responds) he would do well to resist his usual impulse to dismiss the questions and ridicule the questioner. Ben Sasse is a sitting U.S. senator from Mr. Trump’s (current) party. He’s young, he’s articulate, and he’ll most likely be a strong conservative voice in the Republican Party for some time.
And he’s expressing concerns that a lot of voters have about a Trump presidency.
These are serious questions. If Mr. Trump has serious answers, he should provide them.
Sen. Sasse tweeted the following:
Mr @realDonaldTrump: You’ve struck a chord w/American ppl. (My folks email me abt u weekly). I think because you’ve rightly diagnosed (cont)
…much of what’s wrong in DC. Youre very talented&on a huge roll. If I were betting–youre likely next POTUS. Congrats. But
In our house we’ve talkd abt your phenomenal campaign a lot. Good to see people talking directly abt DC’s big mess. But…
…At the same time, we have questions about how you would govern. Would like to ask you some questions, if you are willing?
Questn1. You said you want single-payor “govt pays4everyone” HCare. If that isnt your position now when did it change?Why?
Q2: You’ve said you “hate the concept of guns.” Why the change? When did it happen? What’s the 2nd Amendment mean to you?
Q3: A few yrs ago u proposed $6trillion tax hike. Still want to do that? Agree w/ Biden that higher taxes=more patriotism?
Q4: You brag abt many affairs w/ married women. Have you repented? To harmed children & spouses? Do you think it matters?
Q5: I believe 1 of the most damaging things POTUS Obama did is ignore Constitution, act on his own,& bypass Congress(cont)
Next GOP POTUS must roll this back & reaffirm a Constitutional system b4 we lose this special inheritance forever (cont)
Do you agree that exec unilateralism is very bad? Because you talk A LOT about “running the country” as though… (cont)
..as tho 1 man shld “run America.” Questn5: Will you commit to rolling back Exec power & undoing Obama unilateral habit?