A record-breaking number of wealthy donors have gathered in the private weekend retreat of conservative billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, where the rulers of the powerful political network have adopted a decidedly different, politically muted tone than in previous years.
Koch, when GOP icons were at the forefront of their strained relationship with Donald Trump, is where the network's last bi-annual meeting comes just as the president grants his immediate demand to the border wall, after the government's longest standstill History reopening and the Democrats have taken control of the US House Representatives of MPs after the 201
On Saturday night, Charles Koch told the dispensers that the attitude against believed opponents and people with different beliefs is tearing the country However, his network would want to work with everyone. "
" This network has taken its effectiveness to a whole new level, "said Koch.
The m A meeting held in a luxury resort in the California Desert is aimed at donors who have committed themselves at least annually To donate $ 100,000 to the sprawling cooking network of political, political, educational, and philanthropic organizations, and 634 donors participated in the retreat, including 181 as first-time visitors.
Doug Deason, the prominent cook donor from Texas, said that the reported dispute between Koch and Trump was "old news" and that the Conservatives were uniting, especially after the Democrats took control of the house.
"I just do not think there was a huge amount of hostility. It was out of proportion, "said Deason.
Long Known As GOP Kingmaker Known For His Business Goals David and Charles Koch are the last to have libertarian leanings and support for the tea party movement They struck waves by berating Trump and his government for years.
They refused to back Trump during the 2016 elections, vowing to blame him for conservative priorities on free trade, free markets, and small governments
Trump responded to Twitter in 2018, calling the Kochs a "total joke" in the real-life Repu of Blican circles "who are against strong borders and powerful trade."  Some donors have publicly expressed disappointment over the cooking network's struggles with Trump, but the network is unimpressed , Koch recently announced that he would not support Trump's 2020 rematch campaign and would instead support races for the US Senate, the US Senate, and the state legislatures to make the biggest impact.
"We have found overwhelming support for the strengths of Our Partnerships, as confirmed by the fact that we will welcome our largest group of followers to Palm Springs this weekend," said Koch Network spokesman James Davis in a statement.
Even the Republican National Committee increasingly outstripped the Koch Network's willingness to work with Democrats and invest in non-profit groups to further its vision of "free and open societies."
With Vice President Mike Pence as a longtime cook ally, there were burglaries and political gains. The cooking network impacted the GOP tax reform and penal reform reform of 2018 signed by Gump in 2017.
Weekend events will feature seminars on the network's latest work and agenda, as well as elected officials and others Influencers are presented. Republican politicians, including US Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin, are in attendance.
The Associated Press is one of a limited number of media organizations that must be allowed to be identified on the condition that the donors opt for a portion of the private retreat.
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