The Koch Brothers won’t be supporting Trump in 2020.
He spent most of his political capital on delivering their top two legislative priorities (the tax cuts and criminal justice reform, but they are still mad at him over the China tariffs:
“The politically savvy donor network helmed by billionaire Charles Koch plans in 2019 to use its deep pockets to push for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, including permanent legal status for for young people who came to the country illegally, according to an email obtained by TIME and verified by a Koch spokesman.
The Koch donor network, among the most powerful force in conservative circles, also plans to tackle poverty, addiction and education in the coming two-year election cycle, according to the message.
To make sure their policy ideas have support in political halls, donors intend to use their wealth to focus on House, Senate and gubernatorial races where candidates share the Koch network’s thinking — but not the presidential contest in 2020 when President Donald Trump is expected to stand for re-election. …”
This is something to worry about.
Usually, it has been the Republican House that has killed the DREAM Act, but with the Democrats now in control of the House and the Senate packed with more True Cons a bipartisan amnesty deal might pass an otherwise gridlocked Congress in 2019. It would then be up to President Trump to veto it.