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Trump: Koch Brothers Are 'Total Joke'

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President Donald Trump blasted billionaire mega donors Charles and David Koch calling them “a total joke.”

Trump said he never sought support from the two brothers “because I don’t need their money or bad ideas.” His remarks came in a pair of Tuesday morning tweets.

Trump’s comments follow reports that the Koch donor network sought to distance itself from the president and the Republican Party at a weekend gathering in Colorado where concerns were also raised that his trade policies could fuel a recession.

“The policies right now are hurting people,” Brian Hooks, president of the Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute, said. “But they’re also doing very long-term damage to the country.”

“The divisiveness of the White House is causing long-term damage. “When in order to win on an issue, somebody else has to lose, it makes it very difficult to unite people to solve the challenges in this country.”

Charles Koch, who solely oversees the network since the retirement of his brother David, had stopped short of blaming the president, The Washington Post reported.

“We’ve had divisiveness long before Trump became president and we’ll have it long after he’s no longer president,” he said. “I’m into hating the sin, not the sinner.”

Trump’s tweets also follow word that the Koch political network will not help the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota – a decision that sends a message to GOP officials that there may be consequences for those unwilling to oppose White House trade policies.

ABC News reported that the Koch brothers did not endorse Trump in the 2016 presidential race.

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President Donald Trump blasted billionaire mega donors Charles and David Koch calling them "a total joke." Trump said he never sought support from the two brothers "because I don't need their money or bad ideas." His remarks came in a pair of Tuesday morning tweets.The...
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