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Trump Blasts ‘Globalist’ Koch Brothers as ‘Total Joke’: ‘I Don’t Need Their Money’

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican billionaire donors the Charles and David Koch, blasting them as “globalists” with bad ideas. He called them a “total joke” and said he has “beaten them at every turn.”

“The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles,” he tweeted. The Kochs are major Republican donors, not just to candidates but funding organizations like the massive Americans for Prosperity and others. “They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made…..”

“I made…them richer,” he continued in a second tweet. “Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn. They want to protect their companies outside the U.S. from being taxed, I’m for America First & the American Worker – a puppet for no one.”

This comes after the Koch network has opposed Trump’s trade policy, and won’t be supporting some Trump-aligned candidates this fall.

The Kochs were the subject of a rant from Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday night. Coincidentally.

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