Trump slams Koch Brothers for snubbing GOP senate candidate

02 August, 2018, 21:05 | Author: Angel Logan
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Mr. Trump accused the billionaire Koch brothers - Charles and David Koch - of wanting to protect their companies outside the us from being taxed at the cost of USA workers, saying they're "two nice guys with bad ideas". The Koch network campaigned heavily for passage of tax cuts that Trump signed into law past year and praised his judicial picks.

"We're just getting started, because we have more opportunities in front of us than I ever imagined", he told them.

"Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn", Trump added.

Trump then turned his attention to reports that blueprints for 3-D printed guns can be legally downloaded by the public, saying the idea "doesn't seem to make much sense!" "Make America Great Again!"

Against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Charles Koch signaled to donors sipping on cocktails and wine during Saturday's lakeside reception that he's here to stay.

The day before, the Kochs' political advocacy network announced it would not back the GOP candidate in the North Dakota Senate race, determining that Republican challenger Kevin Cramer's record on government spending made him no better than Democratic incumbent Sen. Some of the network's biggest donors and most experienced activists are Trump's most ardent supporters.

"He's not leading on the issues this country needs leadership most right now", Phillips said of Cramer, specifically citing spending and trade. "We can't support him at this time".

Charles Koch has taken the lead after his younger brother, David, stepped down from their political group and their company earlier in June due to poor health.

The Trump White House budget office now predicts that next year's federal deficit will exceed one trillion dollars, while reaching a combined eight trillion dollars over the next 10 years.

The insults came after Charles Koch warned Trump's trade tariffs could lead to a recession. "We're gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable". "The success of the tax cuts and the importance of the Supreme Court energizes GOP donors to keep the Senate in Republican hands".

Though the Koch brothers' alleged reasons for not supporting Cramer are valid, Heitkamp's seat is likely one the GOP can pick off, which means the libertarian billionaires could torpedo the party's chance to solidify its majority in the Senate. And some Trump loyalists were furious with the Kochs' work to undermine Trump and his agenda even before Monday's news dropped.

Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, in an interview published Sunday, told the Kochs to "shut up and get with the program".

"That's why the president has been so supportive of the RNC", McDaniel said. We do the ground game because we're not going to equivocate on who we're going to support.

Attendees hold placards and cheer during a rally with U.S. President Donald Trump in Tampa, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.


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