TOULOUSE, France — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a persistent critic of President Trump, said at the Paris Air Show that the United States’ influence on global affairs will decline in the next four years if Mr. Trump does not correct course on the Iranian nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord.
Mr. Sasse, speaking at the event at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport, said he has urged Mr. Trump in recent meetings to fix problems with the Iran deal and make good on his campaign promise to exit the Paris climate accord.
“I think there’s a party blood bath coming,” Mr. Sasse said. “A dangerous world is rising up against the United States. And so I just think we’re going to be called to some real truth, and some very painful truth, about where the United States leads, what we achieve.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Mr. Sasse sat in the front row of the Air Force One press cabin as President Trump visited Alabama, where he began his day by signing legislation to boost the defense budget, pledging to rebuild the military.