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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:47 AM

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

Source: Mediaite

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, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” he tweeted. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more.”

“I made…them richer,” he continued in a second missive. “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.

“Two nice guys with bad ideas. Make America Great Again!”

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-blasts-globalist-koch-brothers-as-total-joke-i-dont-need-their-money/






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Reply Trump Blasts 'Globalist' Koch Brothers as 'Total Joke': 'I Don't Need Their Money' (Original post)
demmiblue Jul 2018 OP
2naSalit Jul 2018 #1
beachbum bob Jul 2018 #2
uponit7771 Jul 2018 #8
beachbum bob Jul 2018 #17
Red Mountain Jul 2018 #3
Renew Deal Jul 2018 #29
oberliner Jul 2018 #4
Mrs. Ted Nancy Jul 2018 #13
thesquanderer Jul 2018 #5
Zorro Jul 2018 #6
UpInArms Jul 2018 #7
marble falls Jul 2018 #9
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2018 #10
keroro gunsou Jul 2018 #40
Soxfan58 Jul 2018 #11
Norbert Jul 2018 #12
hobby10113 Jul 2018 #22
Paladin Jul 2018 #14
yellowdogintexas Aug 2018 #50
DownriverDem Jul 2018 #15
kysrsoze Jul 2018 #34
Snellius Jul 2018 #16
JDC Jul 2018 #18
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2018 #45
forgotmylogin Jul 2018 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2018 #20
Snellius Jul 2018 #23
LakeSuperiorView Jul 2018 #37
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2018 #38
muntrv Jul 2018 #21
cstanleytech Jul 2018 #24
Snellius Jul 2018 #36
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2018 #46
JohnnyRingo Jul 2018 #25
Thomas Hurt Jul 2018 #26
VMA131Marine Jul 2018 #27
Renew Deal Jul 2018 #28
bunny planet Jul 2018 #30
EricMaundry Jul 2018 #31
pazzyanne Jul 2018 #32
Nitram Jul 2018 #33
CrispyQ Jul 2018 #35
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2018 #41
YOHABLO Jul 2018 #39
ancianita Jul 2018 #42
CrispyQ Jul 2018 #43
ancianita Jul 2018 #44
Hekate Aug 2018 #47
TexasBushwhacker Aug 2018 #48
ProfessorGAC Aug 2018 #49
AlexSFCA Aug 2018 #51

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:54 AM

1. Of course he doesn't need their money

He's got Vladdie to bankroll this disaster, and quite frankly, he got the troll in chief for a Walmart price.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:30 AM

2. so what happens if ALL the big money GOP donors decide to either to give NOTHING to GOP or

 

even better give the money to all the democrats? You all think trump is going to give a penny?


love it when an idiot like trumps attacks people who have given BILLIONS to GOP candidates, what could possibly go wrong for him?

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:06 AM

8. Red Don is not worried about the downline votes just his

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:56 AM

17. gonna be a big surprise then won't it?

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:39 AM

3. Wonder if the Kochs

have been making the point behind the scenes that the Trump brand risks all their 'progress' over the last few years.

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:22 AM

29. They are about to lose their clown prince

Scott Walker

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:39 AM

4. This definitely sounds like a Stephen Miller tweet

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:36 AM

13. I agree. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:53 AM

5. Who cares? Seems about as newsworthy as what he had for breakfast. (n/t)

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:54 AM

6. You tell 'em, Trump!

Why don't you tell them to kiss your ass while you're at it, too!

Oh. Sounds as if you did, in so many words.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:06 AM

7. This freak of nature

brought a set of tiddlywinks to a three-dimensional chess match

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:20 AM

9. They're all eating each other. Good for us.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:28 AM

10. Go git 'em, Don! Show them who's the boss!

:rofl

BTW, you won't know what hit you......

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 12:57 PM

40. to quote...

a great, albeit fictional, American...

"the Koch brothers drop Brinks trucks on those who disagree with them."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:32 AM

11. Kochs vs trump

The clear winner will be....
The Democrats

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:34 AM

12. tRump reminds me of an alcololic before they hit rock bottom

shouting "I DON'T NEED YOU. I DON'T NEED ANYBODY."

The thing is, many alcoholics do hit bottom and recover. For the Twitter Twit there is no nine steps.

It's good to see conservatives eating their own though.

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Response to Norbert (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:36 AM

22. I'll get the popcorn!

N/T

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:39 AM

14. I hope the Kochs exact some serious revenge for these comments. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:18 PM

50. my first thought is that if 45 survives to the 2020 election he will be primaried

KochRoaches will back the opponent

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold and they will wait until the most opportune time to do the most damage

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:40 AM

15. Oh Goody Goody

Go ahead trump. Piss off the repub cash cows. The kochs could very well put their money to defeat you.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:58 AM

34. That's what I'm hoping. I hate them, but the enemy of my enemy...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:51 AM

16. The ghost of Steve Bannon returns

Trump has a self-destructive mania for befriending his enemies and making enemies of his friends. His worst opponents may not be among forces on his left but among the establishment on the right: FBI, CIA, NSA, entrenched Republicans. He may be right that the "deep state" is out to get him. He's given them good cause. Who, for example, leaked the intel about ICBM development in North Korea? I'm sure the White House did not want to publish such embarrassing news.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:15 AM

18. Wonder how Pence likes this tweet, he is in the Koch's pocket

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Response to JDC (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:14 PM

45. Yup. Trump may piss them off enough

that they'll pay for the real dirt on Donny so that he has to resign and they get their boy Pence in for <24 months of Trump's term so that he can run for 2 full terms.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:22 AM

19. Hopefully this means there will be an Independent Repub running against 45

Who will split the vote and help the Democratic candidate.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:27 AM

20. Same tweet says "made rich richer" & "I'm for American Worker" (capitalized; is that a magazine?)



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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:36 AM

23. Excellent chart!

Excellent but alarming.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 12:37 PM

37. Title of the chart is wrong....

 

X axis has data since Q2 2016, title claims 2006... Must be a typo.

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #37)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 12:40 PM

38. No. See the scale on the side. If the scale were from 2016, it would have 0 % there. It's from 2006.


The time portion is from 2016, but the scale is based on 2006.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:33 AM

21. He doesn't need Koch money when he has Vladdie's money.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:45 AM

24. Kurt von Schleicher could have told the Kochs not to trust someone like Trump not that they would

have listened.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 11:27 AM

36. And look what happened to von Schleicher.

The Long Knives got to him one night.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:15 PM

46. I doubt the Kochs backed Trump in the primaries

They probably backed Cruz.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:16 AM

25. But his opponents may like their money.

Trump forgets that they'll still spend their money. They'll just use it against him or his favored candidates. It's a double whammy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:17 AM

26. Why does the Pig think he isn't a globalist like the Kochs....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:22 AM

27. Trump is trying to purge or co-opt all the people he see's as a threat

The Kochs are a big target and have much more money than Trump but he does not represent their vision for the US, which is just as warped and would be just as destructive if implemented. This is a time to actively encourage Trump and the Kocks to go after each other.

BTW, the Kochs (Charles and David) are worth a combined $103.4 Billion

Nobody should have that much wealth. It is intrinsically corrupting.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:22 AM

28. This should be cut down to

"The globalist Koch Brothers love my Tax & Regulation Cuts. I made them richer."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:24 AM

30. Don't forget

He's got Sheldon Adelson and the Mercers money too....it's the clash of the Titans, I mean billionaires. Still don't think the rest of the GOP who depend on the Koch Bros to get elected will be too pleased. Wonder if the Kochs like Kavanaugh?

to trump’s point: “They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more.” - that's true.

The Koch brothers have some major issues with trump -

but trump’s trade policies are hurting their businesses

trump has succeeded in waking up Americans - and this has put the Koch’s long-term agenda in danger. The more activism inspired by trump, the less influence ALEC and AstroTurf groups like the Tea Party will have on Americans.

That’s why they’re complaining about trump being ‘divisive’ - they don’t want people paying attention to what’s going on.

Plus, they are Libertarians with a capital L - don't believe for a second that they have any good intentions for our democracy.....so centrist corporate leaning Democrats shouldn't fall for this carrot and stick routine of the Kochs. They don't have any one's interests at heart but their own of course but they will use either party to get their agenda back on track. I also think, since Kochs specifically mentioned Heidi Heitcamps opponent as a GOP Senator they can't support....that they are trying to peel off Democrats from maintaining a strong united front in voting for Kavanaugh... Don't fall for it Heidi.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:28 AM

31. There must be mass schizophrenias on the right this morning

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:30 AM

32. And the Republican congress critters just got a huge case of the vapors.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 10:55 AM

33. Trump "doesn't want their money." But does he want their money working against him?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 11:09 AM

35. With a GOP controlled Congress, any president could give the Koch's their tax cuts & judicial picks.

Movie story here. US millionaires decide to back a different GOP candidate in 2020 & it looks promising. But, oh my! Vlad still wants his puppet, so the puppet wins. US millionaires finally realize that the electronic voting system they were so okay with because it was hackable, & the Citizen's United decision they were so happy with because they could saturate the electoral process with their money/free speech, has been hijacked by someone with more money/free speech than them & with a completely different agenda than them.

Nah! To unbelievable.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:31 PM

41. Another scenario...

I believe the Russians could care less about tRump's security and that their primary goal is to create chaos and division in Western democracies. At some point, they may decide they will get the most potent results by letting go of tRump and unleash the dogs of kompromat. Assuming he crashed and burned, that would create an immediate outcry by his base and lots of violence.

I suspect they would then support another right-winger (perhaps Pence) and redirect their twitter and facebook trolls.....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 12:56 PM

39. Uh Oh, he's gone and pissed off the Koch Bros. This might get interesting.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:39 PM

42. Or this could be billionaire wrestling theater to draw back Republican voters.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #42)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:52 PM

43. Maybe Cuban could toss his hat in the ring.

He talked about it once. He has the name recognition. The networks would love it! The bills that would get passed & not be reported on—my bad, that goes on now, so no change there.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 04:59 PM

44. Not kidding. DU sees Koch make noises over medicare for all. Republicans are playing everyone.

Here's why.

For all of Trump's v. globalist v Koch rhetoric of late, the Kochs are actually working in tandem with the Republicans to raid Social Security.

Koch funded a study on Medicare for All saving the country trillions? Come on. Everyone here knows -- and Koch knew -- that the Obama administration and Bernie Sanders had come up with those numbers before his Mercator Boyz at George Mason did.

Others DUers with a well-founded distrust of the Kochs, have said that Koch conveniently gets a shot at their companies' saving millions in employee-based health care.

Overall, the way Trump Republicans see it, when you fear a big voter turnout coming against your party, it's time to pivot to playing "the good party" to win elections. That's when people will forgive and forget Republicans have been consistently up to no good for anyone.

NO Republicans -- Trumpers or pre-Trump Republicans-- ever write good policy or bills for Americans, whether foreign or domestic, and yet steal every good idea from Democrats when they need a hail mary pass because they can't cheat their way into a win. That's gonna happen in November.

If Koch Republicans bring a Medicare For All bill to a vote, no one here should be at all surprised to see them raid Social Security afterward, sooner or later, since present medicare is run alongside or under the aegis of Social Security.

Raiding Social Security means serious hurt for America's parents, grandparents and all the folks we know who've already paid into it -- which is all working Americans.

This isn't bullshit theater. By design this brings the wandering Republican voters home, and then make everyone their suckers.

Can we prevent these moves? We'll see.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:35 AM

47. Talk about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs!

Guess he heard the Kochs were feeling displeased with Trump/Trumpism and contemplating shutting off the money-spigot to the whole Republican Party.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:33 PM

48. He may not need their money, but the GOP in Congress does

He still doesn't get it. He can't do it alone. He's President. Not king.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:56 PM

49. Sort of Political Self-Immolation

How many of the congressional lackeys are going to be willing to cross Chuckie Koch?

If they have to choose between "the base" (aka idiots) and Koch money, i think we know which way they'll go.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:50 PM

51. Always enjoy seeing when scum fight each other

both are virulently antiamerican, actively destroying US for their own personal gain.

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