Had the former vice president decided to run, Joe Biden "would have won in a landslide" over President Donald Trump, Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said in a Q&A with New York Times Magazine.
The noted Never Trump Republican was asked whether Trump won the election partly because Americans don't trust politicians and that Trump was no worse than any other.
"I would argue pretty vociferously that it's also because of who his opponent was. If Joe Biden would have run against Donald Trump, Biden would have won in a landslide," Sasse told the magazine.
Sasse reiterated where his alliances were during election season.
"I campaigned with pretty much anybody not named Trump or (Mike) Huckabee," Sasse said of the former Arkansas governor and one of 17 GOP candidates in the 2016 GOP primary.
And Sasse is still taking issue with the message coming from Trump.
"Look at trade and automation: two competing but slightly overlapping forces in the shrinking of the duration of jobs right now," Sasse said. "We have to be able to talk honestly about how disrupted this world is going to be, and it is crazy to mislead people and say we're going to bring back all of the big factory jobs by creating a protectionist regime. That isn't true."
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