GOP Sen Spox On Trump Meeting: The Election ‘Remains A Dumpster Fire’

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July 7, 2016 1:16 p.m.

A spokesman for Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said that the legislator and Donald Trump had a “gracious exchange” during a meeting Thursday, but that the election “remains a dumpster fire.”

Trump’s meeting with Senate Republicans was an intended to be an opportunity for them to get to know their assumed nominee. But the discussion reportedly caused more headaches for some of those in the room.

Trump reportedly called out a number of Republicans who had showed skepticism toward the businessman’s campaign, including Sasse, The Washington Post reported.

Sasse himself reportedly declined to comment, but his spokesman, James Wegmann, seemed to contradict himself in a comment to reporters.

“Senator Sasse went to today’s meeting ready to listen. Senator Sasse introduced himself to Mr. Trump and the two had a gracious exchange,” Wegmann said, according to the Post. “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.”

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