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Globalist Koch Network Admits Their Lobbying Effort Against Trump’s Tariffs Has Failed

They are going back to the drawing board.

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The Koch network is lamenting that their campaign against President Donald Trump’s tariffs and trade war has largely failed, as their talking points no longer carry much weight among a U.S. right-wing that increasingly supports “America First” economics.

“The argument that, you know, the tariffs are adding a couple thousand dollars to the pickup truck that you’re buying is not persuasive,” an unnamed senior Koch official said during a recent New York briefing.

“It doesn’t penetrate with the people that are willing to go along with the argument that you have to punish China,” they added.

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The Koch network, which is run by globalist libertine ideologues who have supported NAFTA and open borders for decades, is having a difficult time pulling the wool over the eyes of Americans who actually value their national sovereignty more than the almighty dollar.

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“I think that we were wrong about how to change this one. We made a bet that the kind of retail, running ads and rallies, that sort of thing, to talk about the coming harm of tariffs, which we know is coming, would be persuasive,” the same official said. “And we were wrong about that.”

The economic doom that the Kochs have claimed was coming has not manifested itself, and 67 percent of Americans believe that China needs to be cut down to size in terms of global trade. The influence-peddling campaign of the Koch network has done nothing to shape public opinion on the issue.

The Kochs are now tasked with devising a new angle to sell to the American public. They are going to start by assembling approximately 100 corporate chieftains to mount a PR campaign for the restoration of the status quo in trade. Their astroturfed network also aims to create 100,000 citizen lobbyists to convince legislators in Washington D.C. to push back against Trump’s agenda.

Meanwhile, the President is preparing to take his trade war to the next level as he remains undaunted by the immense institutional opposition to his policies.

“We cannot go back to a situation where [the U.S.] giving hundreds of billions of dollars to China becomes standard fare. Not going to happen,” Trump said at a North Carolina rally last week.

The Koch network hopes to soften Trump’s resolve if they do not bring an end to his presidency altogether. They have announced that they will not be giving money to assist President Trump’s re-election hopes in 2020, and plan to support Democratic politicians during that crucial election cycle.

Trump is aware of their malign influence and has called the Kochs out publicly as disloyal for their recent abandonment of the Republican Party:

The Koch network may be an even more insidious force working against Trump’s victory in 2020 than the Democratic Party.

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Georgia’s Unelected RINO Senator Cashed Out on Stocks After Coronavirus Briefing

Sen. Kelly Loeffler has demonstrated her cronyism.

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who was appointed to her post undemocratically against the wishes of President Donald Trump, has been revealed for selling stock shortly after a private briefing on the coronavirus.

She and her husband sold off a stunning seven figures worth of stock options after the Senate Health Committee held a private meeting with all Senators to brief them about the growing coronavirus epidemic.

“Appreciate today’s briefing from the President’s top health officials on the novel coronavirus outbreak. These men and women are working around the clock to keep our country safe and healthy,” Loeffler wrote in a tweet about the briefing at the time.

Loeffler dumped stocks worth between $50,001 and $100,000 in Resideo Technologies following the hearing. The stock for Resideo has dropped by half since that point, as the Dow Jones has tanked by losing roughly 10,000 points.

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She also made a buy of between $100,000 and $250,000 in Citrix, a tech firm specializing in teleworking that has bucked the market during its downturn due to the increased demand for remote networking because of coronavirus.

In subsequent tweets, Loeffler has repeatedly downplayed the threat of coronavirus.

“Democrats have dangerously and intentionally misled the American people on #Coronavirus readiness,” she wrote in a tweet on Feb. 28. “Here’s the truth: @realDonaldTrump & his administration are doing a great job working to keep Americans healthy & safe.”

“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she wrote in a tweet on March 10. “Remember this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing, which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep Americans safe.”

Since she wrote those tweets, most of the country has been locked down, Wall Street has cratered, and death tolls have continued to spike.

Loeffler is not the only Senator who seemingly took information about coronavirus to benefit their own finances. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who is chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had his hand caught in the cookie jar as well. He jettisoned between $500,000 and $1.5 million of stock in February after the meeting.

Burr knew about how potentially deadly the coronavirus could become, but only told his inner circle of well-connected constituents and kept the public in the dark.

“There’s one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent history,” he told the insiders in the uncovered audio. “It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.”

Loeffler was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat last year by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp against the counsel of President Trump. Trump’s preferred pick for the seat, Rep. Doug Collins, is challenging Loeffler for her Senate position right now. The U.S. Senate election in Georgia will take place in November with multiple Republicans on the ballot.

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