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Trump Takes on “Globalist” Koch Brothers

In a early Tuesday morning tweet storm, President Trump attacked the GOP megadonor Koch Brothers, saying they are “two nice guys with bad ideas.”

The Kochs are disenchanted with the current state of GOP politics, making it clear that they are uncomfortable with Trump and his “divisiveness,” as well as the president’s trade policy. The Kochs have gone so far as to say they cannot support a Republican in a critical Senate race, refusing to back Republican Kevin Cramer against incumbent North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitcamp.

Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, in an interview published Sunday, told the Kochs to “shut up and get with the program.”

“What they have to do is shut up and get with the program, OK?” Bannon told Politico. “And here’s the program: Ground game to support Trump’s presidency and program, [and] victory on Nov. 6.”

Video || Harry Reid’s Koch Problem

The Democrats’ McCarthyite obsession with the Koch brothers is one of the most contemptible features of he political landscape plowed by President Obama, who established the practice early on in his administration of the government going after private citizens.

You’ll remember that at the outset of this presidency, the White House went directly after Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. I had covered the White House for more than a decade, and I couldn’t ever remember hearing private citizens singled out by the White House for attack.

Then in 2012, Obama campaign sought to smear Mitt Romney’s donors, and itself attacked the Kochs, paving the way for Mr. Reid.

So now the new McCarthyism is legitimized and rolling ahead full steam. Anyone who opposes the Obama administration should not just fear attack themselves, but note that the hostility will surely trickle down into the bureaucracy, where the Lois Lerners of the world will understand what to do.

Here’s Harry pounding out the message. And pounding and pounding. Cheeburger, cheeburger, cheeburger.

H/T to some brilliant – and tireless – video editor at the Washington Free Beacon.