‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'

Gov. Rick Scott     By Steve Bousquet 9 hours ago

But this latest feud - following last weekend's gathering at which Koch-affiliated officials sought to distance their operation from Trump - has exposed the rift between a president pushing his party toward populism, and establishment Republicans espousing the long-standing policy of free trade.

The intra-party feud could hurt the GOP in this fall's midterm elections and beyond.

Additionally, political insiders say that if Democrats win the House and Senate in November, Trump's legislative agenda could become sidelined as the Democrats discuss impeaching the president.

The announcement, released Monday, sends a strong message to Republican officials nationwide that there may be real political consequences for those unwilling to oppose the spending explosion and protectionist trade policies embraced by the Trump White House in recent weeks. "I never sought their support because I don't need their money or bad ideas", Trump wrote on Tuesday in a post on Twitter. "They want to protect their companies outside the US from being taxed, I'm for America First and the American Worker - a puppet for no one".

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!" "I'm into hating the sin and not the sinner".

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We want it to be free, we want it to be open. "It's high-quality, it's transparent and it is financially sustainable", Hook said.

"We support policies that help all people improve their lives", Davis said in a statement released to multiple outlets. "I look forward to working with the Koch organization on the things we agree on in the United State Senate".

The Koch network is only active in four Senate races, including Wisconsin, Tennessee, Florida and Missouri. We are raising the bar, raising expectations.

Some senators in the meeting struggled to make sense of the Koch network's new strategy of limiting its work for GOP candidates.

The North Dakota Senate race is one of ABC News" key "18 for "18" races this midterm cycle.

So far, 10 GOP House lawmakers and two senators have been targeted by the Koch network's political arm due to their support for the $1.3 trillion spending package passed by Congress in March or for voting against spending clawbacks.

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

"They want to protect their companies outside the U.S. from being taxed", Trump claimed, with the billionaire businessman framing himself as a champion of the people.

In remarks to reporters Sunday, Charles Koch - now exclusively at the helm after the retirement of his ailing brother David earlier this year - stopped short of blaming Trump personally for the political divisions.

Charles Koch regrets some of the choices he and his political operations have made, and won't make the same mistake again.

"Any protectionism at any level, certainly at a national level, is very detrimental", Charles Koch told reporters at the event in Colorado Springs, Colo. "And I think they're agnostic, from what I've seen, with respect to what party a person is".

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