>> US President Donald Trump is taking aim at billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch, widening their rift over trade. The President on Tuesday called the Koch brothers a total joke, saying their donor network is globalist. Trump writing on Twitter quote, I never sought their support because I don't need their money or bad ideas.
Adding, their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn. Reuters correspondent, Ginger Gibson says this feud could have consequences.>> And the Kochs, they have historically pumped millions of dollars into the candidacy of Republicans. But they're not going to back Republicans who have aligned themselves with Trump on trade issues.
>> The tweet storm comes after Charles Koch was critical of Trump's trade policies, including tariffs, warning that they could trigger severe economic fallout in the US. It's a divide growing deeper as Trump's trade war wages on.>> The division is coming to the public over their views on trade.
Many business groups like the Koch Industries and Koch political network believe that free trade should be allowed to continue. While President Trump has taken a different position by imposing tariffs.>> While the donors have traditionally backed Republicans. Charles Koch said he would be willing to support a candidate of any party if their values aligned with his interests.