Arizona Governor Won't Side On Trump-Koch Brothers Feud

By Matthew Kling
Published: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 3:49pm

President Donald Trump recently ignited a feud with the conservative backing Koch brothers.

Charles Koch recently called Trump’s tariffs “disastrous” and the Brothers are balking at supporting Republicans who don’t take on the trade policy. The president called their network “highly overrated” and said that they’re "two nice guys with bad ideas."

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he has relationships with both Trump and the Koch brothers but he said he won't take a side in this feud.

“What I'm here doing is representing the agenda and the interests of the people of Arizona," Ducey said to Capitol Media Services political reporter Howard Fischer. "And that's what I've been advocating for. On things like lower taxes, I'm certainly supportive of that. And I do believe in fair trade."

Ducey said he prefers to be on firmer ground on dealing with state issues rather than dealings in Washington, D.C.

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