A Republican senator has warned that “it feels like violence is coming” and US President Donald Trump will not be able to bring calm to the nation in the face of it.
Ben Sasse shared his thoughts in an extensive Facebook post on Friday evening saying they were prompted by the violence which occurred in Charlottesville last weekend.
“I doubt that Donald Trump will be able to calm and comfort the nation in that moment,” Sasse wrote. “He (and lots of others) will probably tell an awful combination of partial truths and outright falsehoods.”
He criticized Trump and his administration over the response to the incident, which Sasse believed to be motivated by white supremacists.
“On top of the trust deficits that are already baked so deeply in, unity will be very hard to come by,” he added.
In his post he maintained that some of the president’s closest advisers see racial division as an opportunity.
“Besides ability and temperament,…