Koch network slams Trump's 'destructive' tariffs and 'divisiveness'

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A conference of donors in Charles Koch's political network on Saturday blasted President Trump's trade war and antagonistic style of politicking.

"The divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage," said Brian Hooks, one of Koch's top deputies. "When in order to win on an issue, somebody else has to lose, it makes it very difficult to unite people to solve the problems of this country. You see that on trade: In order to get to a good place on trade, convince the American people that trade is bad."

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