Trump says he rejected meeting with Koch brothers
Donald Trump on Saturday said he turned down an invitation to meet the GOP mega-donor Koch brothers.
“I turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch. Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better!” Trump tweeted.
I turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch. Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
Two Republican sources told Politico that Koch representatives rejected efforts from Trump donors to try to arrange a meeting on Friday while Trump and Charles Koch were both in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A member of the Koch network, Doug Deason, said on Thursday that he emailed Koch about a potential meeting that he thought would be beneficial for Trump.
“We think it’s really important that Donald convince Charles he’s the right guy, and for Charles to influence Donald’s policies,” he said.
Charles and David Koch are also hosting a summer donor summit in Colorado Springs this weekend that will mainly focus on helping Republicans maintain their Senate majority.