Trump berates powerful Koch brothers as "globalists", "total joke"
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."
"Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn," Trump said in a tirade that will shock party bigwigs.
Organizations backed by the brothers, Charles and David, are expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the run-up to this year's November Congressional and state elections, which are vital to Trump's political future.
If Democrats wrestle back control of Congress, Trump's agenda may be dead in the water and the odds of his impeachment would be greatly increased.
"They want to protect their companies outside the US from being taxed," Trump claimed, with the billionaire businessman framing himself as a champion of the people.
"I'm for America First & the American Worker - a puppet for no one. Two nice guys with bad ideas."
This is not the first time Trump has clashed with Republican Party moneymen. During the 2016 campaign, he fell out with billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer, who funded many of his primary opponents.
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