Brown: Trump bruising behavior will change when GOP goes public

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By Jack Torry

Washington Bureau

Sen. Sherrod Brown predicted today that President Donald Trump will alter his bruising behavior only after Republicans on Capitol Hill criticize him publicly as they have done privately.

In an interview on “NBC’s Meet the Press,” Brown, D-Ohio said he has heard “so many Republican “senators grumble about his ethics, about his name calling.”

“I think at some point Republican enablers in the House and Senate are going to say publicly what they’ve been saying privately,” Brown said. “And that’s when things change. We’ll see a president back off this kind of name calling, not telling the truth, sending out these tweets.”

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Brown said he spoke with a chief executive officer of a company “the other day who said he has never seen a business leader or political leader who calls his employees or her employees names.”

Brown is seeking re-election this November to a third term as a senator.