Early morning Twitter attacks by the President of the United States on those who criticize him, have become commonplace these days . This morning was no different from the dozens of other mornings that we’ve woken up to such attacks, but this time the targets are fellow Republicans, the Koch brothers.
Yesterday CNN reported that representatives of the Koch network issued statements indicating that the brothers appear to be distancing themselves from the President, even going as far as suggesting that their political network needs to “earn some trust” among Democrats.
“The divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage,” said network co-chair Brian Hooks.
These statements have clearly not gone over well with Mr. Trump, who turned to Twitter this morning to post the following attack on the brothers:
“The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. 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. 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!”
While Trump may not need the Koch brothers’ money for his own campaign, with the midterms only three months away, and with many races incredibly tight, the last thing the President should want to do is discourage the Kochs from using their influence to help Republicans, or worse yet, encourage them to donate to Democratic campaigns. The President knows that if the Democrats win the House in November, his chances of impeachment rise significantly. Apparently his concerns over impeachment are not as worrisome to him as a diminished ego.