Republican donors the Koch brothers 'a total joke'
Republican donors the Koch brothers 'a total joke'
Aaron P. Bernstein ReutersSen. Heidi Heitkamp speaks with reporters ahead of the weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington
02 August, 2018, 17:50
Washington, Jul 31 US President Donald Trump trained his morning Twitter rage on two of the Republican Party's leading donors today, berating the powerful Koch brothers as "globalists", "overrated" and "a total joke".
The decision sends a strong message to Republican officials across the country that there may be real consequences for those unwilling to oppose the spending explosion and protectionist trade policies embraced by the Trump White House in recent weeks.
James Davis, a spokesman for the network, didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The Koch brothers did not endorse Trump in the 2016 election. Trump captured North Dakota by almost 36 percentage points in 2016, and toppling the nine other Democratic senators are up for re-election in Trump states would expand the GOP's hold on the Senate. Heidi Heitkamp. Heitkamp is one of the most vulnerable Democratic seats in the midterm elections and if Cramer takes her seat, it could help them keep the majority.
In addition to hitting the brothers on border security and trade, the president wrote he did not seek their support during the 2016 presidential campaign "because I don't need their money or bad ideas".
The Kochs' political arm, Americans for Prosperity, still plans to focus on helping Republican Senate candidates in Tennessee, Florida and Wisconsin.
Officials said the meeting this weekend is the largest summer gathering of like-minded donors, with 135 first-time participants.
Donors also discussed the status of the network's work on a range of priorities for the constellation of Koch-aligned groups, including free speech on college campuses, supporting anti-poverty programs in communities, conducting new research in an effort to reduce recidivism rates, and more. "We can't support him at this time and we've met with his team, explained this and lobbied them on this".
Trump's policies on trade in particular have provoked ire among some Republicans, especially those in states most affected by retaliatory tariffs enacted by China, Canada, the European Union and beyond.
Cramer, a Trump backer, has told allies he remains confident about his chances and will continue to support the president. You can bet they love the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda, but more than anything else, they love the tax cuts Republicans passed past year.
Then Radar Online reported that Demi and co. were partying hard for her backup dancer/BFF Dani Vitale's birthday. Last Thursday, fire officials released redacted audio of a 911 call that led to Lovato's hospitalisation.
Strangnas cathedral has been closed so that "technical examinations" can be carried out, a police statement added. Among the jewels stolen are two royal crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina , as well as a royal orb.
Mr Chamisa also tweeted: "Winning resoundingly.We now have results from the majority of the over 10 000 polling stations". ZEC, which said on Monday voter turnout had averaged 75 percent, will announce official results within five days.
Then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, also participated in that meeting. Speaking to CNN's "New Day" on Monday, Giuliani said he wasn't sure if collusion was a crime .
The three suspects arrived at the San Antonio Aquarium , in Texas , on Saturday afternoon armed with a baby stroller and a net. As of Monday night, the stolen gray horn shark , which the aquarium has estimated to be worth $2,000, has been found alive.
Indonesia , an archipelago of thousands of islands, sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire , a seismic activity hotspot. These include a Malaysian woman and a climber from South Sulawesi province who died in Mount Rinjani National Park .
The 74-year-old even went as far to say Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana , would be disappointed in her son's new wife. According to royal tradition dating back to the 1950s, women in the Royal Family must wear hats to all formal occasions.
Rosenstein denied making any such threats in a June congressional hearing where, in one exchange, he seemed to show up Jordan. Democrats charge that the effort to impeach Rosenstein is really an attempt to undercut Mueller's probe.
The president has denied he knew about the meeting, in which damaging information on Hillary Clinton was promised to Trump Jr. The Russian government said through intermediaries to Trump Jr. that it was supporting Trump and wanted to help the campaign.
However, according to the New York Times , the US State Department did not deny that its diplomats had taken part in any talks. The Taliban are reported to have insisted that no Afghan officials should be present at the meeting with Ms Wells.
However, investigators say they are confident the aircraft was deliberately flown off course and into the Indian Ocean . Malaysia's government has said it is open to resume searching if credible evidence of the plane's location emerges.
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