GOP senator: Trump's inability to stand up to conspiracy theories could cost our party everything
Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

In his most recent press conference, President Donald Trump was given the explicit opportunity to disavow the QAnon conspiracy theory, and refused. Even after being told by a reporter that QAnon supporters believe he is undertaking a secret operation to save the world from a ring of Satanic flesh-eating pedophiles, Trump said, "Is that supposed to be a bad thing? … If I can save the world from problems, I’ll do it."

On Thursday, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) sharply pushed back, warning that Trump's wink to conspiracy theorists is recklessly irresponsible — and could spell electoral doom for the Republican Party.