Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Trump rallying support for gubernatorial hopeful in Florida

Trump rallying support for gubernatorial hopeful in Florida

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican billionaire donors the Charles and David Koch, blasting them as "globalists" with bad ideas.

The decision to ignore the Republican candidate in North Dakota certainly caught some by surprise, but there appeared to be overwhelming support from others - even if the plan hurts the GOP's push to maintain its House and Senate majorities. Thus, the support for Heitkamp, who took on fellow Democrat Elizabeth Warren from MA and fought to roll back the regulatory measures in the Dodd-Frank regulatory apparatus.

"Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn", Trump added. "But if you're a Democrat and you stand up to Elizabeth Warren and corral enough votes for financial reform. you're darn right we'll work with you".

Americans For Prosperity, a branch in the Koch network, announced Monday that the group would not financially back Rep. Kevin Cramer in his North Dakota battle to unseat Democrat Sen.

"The urge to protect ourselves from change has doomed many countries throughout history", Koch said in a video shown to a gathering of Koch network donors in Colorado Springs, according to the Wall Street Journal.

WASHINGTON -While the Koch brothers have always been closely aligned with the Republican Party's far-right flank, they oppose the Trump administration's policies on spending, trade and immigration.

While much of Trump's agenda, such as the GOP-authored tax law and a sweeping rollback of regulations, has heartened the party's business wing and libertarian-leaning leaders, there remains resistance to Trump's raw populism and economic nationalism, which many traditional Republicans have argued for decades is the antithesis of conservative principles.

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Trump, on Tuesday, sounded off on the recent shift in the Republicans' base of power.

The midterm strategy could change in the coming weeks, but the Kochs now plan to ignore North Dakota's high-profile Senate contest, where three-term Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer is trying to unseat Democratic Sen.

Withholding support for Cramer could be a fairly low-stakes political move for the network.

The organisation cited Mr Cramer's support for a mammoth congressional spending bill this year and his failure to challenge White House policy on trade and global duties.

"Why would Cramer listen to this network if they knew we'd just support him anyway?" said Seidel.

Trump's criticisms come a day after Charles Koch told reporters that Trump's trade policies would be "disastrous."

"Here's the program: Ground game to support Trump's presidency and program, [and] victory on November 6", Bannon said in an interview with POLITICO. His brother, David, retired from the company earlier this year due to health concerns.

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