Trump Throws Twitter Tantrum After Koch Brothers Rejection
Charles Koch has refused to donate to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and this has confounded republicans.
Koch has been vocal on his refusal to support Trump. He recently told attendees of his annual retreat: “At this point I can’t support either candidate, but I’m certainly not going to support Hillary.”
James Davis, spokesman for Koch Brother’s Freedom Partners, told the press that his organization is “not engaging in the presidential” season.
After several failed attempts by the Trump campaign to get financial support from the Koch Brothers, Donald took to twitter to save face, claiming that he “turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch.”
I turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch. Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
Attorney Tim Busch told the press that Charles is convinced that Trump’s presidency would be a complete “crisis”.
Busch said: “If they did [contribute to Trump], they would compromise their values and they would never be able to hold any politician accountable.”
The Koch Brothers are turning away from the presidential election and are redirecting their efforts toward Congress and the coming mid-term elections.
Over the years the Koch’s have built an army of lobbyists and organizations with 1,600 in nearly 40 states that “help” lawmakers write laws that favor their business interests; as well as donate to 300 university professors, numerous think tanks and conservative political campaigns.