Trump has made it abundantly clear that he is running his 2016 Presidential campaign with his own money, and it appears that he is now calling out his fellow Republican candidates for “begging for money” from the Koch brothers.
This weekend found itself host to a seminar held by the Koch brothers, where five of the Republican Presidential candidates were scheduled to speak. Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the men and women attending the event.
Speakers at this event consisted of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush who spoke Sunday, and Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina who spoke Saturday.
The Koch bros. are known for donating large amounts of money to Republican candidates, and are generally attacked by leftists for doing so. Harry Reid led a short, ineffective crusade against the brothers that confused even his own followers. Politico had this statement:
“By shutting down the government,” Reid said, “we’re satisfying the Koch brothers and Ed Meese, but millions of people in America are suffering.” In January, he went further, accusing the Kochs of “actually trying to buy the country.”
For this particular attack to be coming from someone on the right, particularly a fellow billionaire who has also donated to the political campaigns of both Republicans and Democrats, is a shock and surely gives Trump’s haters more ammunition to use against him.