“I am going to be skeptical of anybody who is President of either party. I would love it if the President were leading us forward by defining a future oriented agenda, right now that’s not what is coming out of the White House.”
—Senator Ben Sasse on if he has been won over by President Trump
Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) joined Brian Kilmeade to discusses his new book “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance.” The senator went on to discuss the firing of James Comey and not being won over yet by President Trump. He tells us why the circus-like atmosphere surrounding the Trump administration is making it difficult for Congress to legislate, and why he feels President Trump needs to define a more detailed oriented agenda.
Sasse on President Trump’s tweet insinuating there may be a recording of the President’s dinner with James Comey
(SASSE) The White House needs to get in front of it and admit if these tapes exist they need to hand them over and there are all sorts of laws that govern that kind of stuff and if there aren’t tapes and somebody just made it up they need to admit that it’s just a bunch of hooey and get it out of the way and move on.
Sasse on what he feels President Trump has done well
(SASSE) The President has done a number of things well. Chief among them is Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court but second he has put in place a really strong national security team. (Secretary of Defense) Jim Mattis, arguably the most impressive guy at the Pentagon in half a century. (National Security Adviser) H. R. McMaster is running a process for decision making in the White House. Kudos to the President for a lot of his national security team, it’s a strong group.
Sasse on US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
(SASSE) When you say Nikki Haley I think about how many times the UN has important responsibilities but how many times they are just way over their skies saying nonsense. I wouldn’t want to cross Nikki Haley, she will knee cap you in a good way.
Sasse on the growing Cyber threat
(SASSE) Cyber will transform the nature of war inside the next decade and it’s going to gray up a lot of the lines between military and civil society and we are not at all prepared for it…. Cyber is going to be a matter of life and death more in the future and we are not prepared.