Scott Walker Accidentally Poses with Giant Check from ‘Koch Brothers’


Oh, you thought the anti-Scott Walker trolling couldn’t get any worse than signs that accused him of sniffing his own poop?

Today in New Hampshire, the Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential candidate inadvertently found himself posing with a $900 million check made out to him and signed by the Koch brothers. The memo? “Presidency.”

According to The Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui, the other side of the sign read “Walker 4 President,” but the cunning prankster holding it flipped it around at the last minute:

Earlier this year, the Koch brothers vowed to spend approximating $900 million of their own money to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Back in April, David Koch reportedly gave his personal endorsement to Walker during a closed-door fundraiser.

But the next day Charles Koch was forced to do a little damage control, saying Walker was just one of five candidates — the others being Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio — who were under consideration for the brothers’ support.

UPDATE — 3:30 p.m. ET: In an article for The Guardian, Siddiqui elaborated on the details of the prank against Walker, reporting that it was pulled off by a group of climate activists who met up with the candidate at a local pizza shop in Manchester. She identified the man holding the sign in the photo as Tyler McFarland.

“I’d like to present you with this check from the Koch brothers for climate denial,” the 23-year-old McFarland told Walker, who refused to engage with the stunt.

“We presented Scott Walker with a $900 million novelty check from the Koch brothers today, because Scott Walker is the most dangerous candidate on climate change,” McFarland said in a statement to The Guardian. “As Obama reveals his clean power plant today, we just wanted to highlight the fact that Scott Walker is poised to receive $900 million from the Kochs, particularly to continue climate denial and implement disastrous environmental policies.”

[h/t Slate]
[Photo via screengrab]

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