Presidential candidate Donald Trump went after his Republican rivals who flew to a seminar held by industrialists Charles Koch and David Koch to “beg for money.”
I wish good luck to all of the Republican candidates that traveled to California to beg for money etc. from the Koch Brothers. Puppets?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2015
“Puppets?” he asked in a tweet.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker all appeared in front of an invitation-only gathering of some 450 wealthy, conservative donors aligned with the brothers. Trump is not a favorite of the Kochs, who have allegedly made reducing the size of government and overhauling the criminal justice system among their priorities.
Trump has been focusing relentlessly on illegal immigration and it doesn’t seem he is wanted in the Koch Brothers circles but then that suits Trump’s supporters just fine.
Check out how they responded to the brothers’ event:
— Sailor ⚓️ Sam (@CdrGig) August 2, 2015
@realDonaldTrump You are the only Presidential candidate out there who is not bought & paid for by special interest money.
— Joseph (@BackOnTrackUSA) August 2, 2015
— Ninjetta (@RealNinjetta) August 2, 2015
— Carlos Castro (@afterhispassion) August 2, 2015
@realDonaldTrump I donate to your fund to show that I am behind you all the way. You may not need it but I need to be part of your WIN !!!!!
— Susan Sager (@suziique03) August 2, 2015
Trump is self-financing his presidential bid and already has tapped his fortune for $1.8 million, campaign filings show.
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H/T – OCRegister