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Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, felt “it’s possible” that having Hillary Clinton as President would be better than electing any of the current Republicans in the race.
Charles koch , Donald Trump, Ted Cruz have one thing in common the ‘Tea’ Party. However, when billionaire business man and major GOP donor Charles Koch says ‘it’s possible’ even he could support Clinton, are we to assume this to be a trojan horse or a genuine distaste for the outcome of his endeavors?
‘…unintended consequences, anyone?
Billionaire businessman and Tea Party sympathizer Charles Koch admitted Sunday that even he felt “it’s possible” that having Hillary Clinton as President would be better than electing any of the current Republicans in the race.
In an interview with ABC’s “This Week” released Sunday, the CEO of Koch Industries and wealthy donor of conservative causes across the nation was asked if he could imagine supporting the Democratic front-runner in a general election.
“It’s possible. It’s possible,” Koch said after a long pause. “We would have to believe her actions would have to be quite different than her rhetoric, let me put it that way.”
“But on some of the Republican candidates … before we could support them, we’d have to believe their actions will be quite different than the rhetoric we’ve heard so far,” he added, in what appeared to be a veiled reference to GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
In a stinging tweet, Clinton rejected any possible allegiance with the Koch’s and ripped the brothers for their position on climate chance.
“Not interested in endorsements from people who deny climate science and try to make it harder for people to vote,” she tweeted Sunday.
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Koch did say, however, that in order for him to support Hillary Clinton, “We would have to believe her actions would have to be quite different than her rhetoric.”
Koch, meanwhile, also acknowledged that Bill Clinton was a superior commander-in-chief to George W. Bush, especially when it came to certain key conservative tenets, like government spending.
“In some ways,” Koch, 80, said when he was asked if he felt Clinton was a better president than Bush. “As far as the growth of government, the increase in spending, it was much more under George Bush when the Republicans had it, on restrictive regulations. It was 2.5 times under Bush than it was under Clinton.”
Koch, along with his brother David, through groups associated with them, are thought to be planning to spend about $900 million during the 2016 elections, although a spokesman for the duo said in March that they would not use any cash toward efforts attempting to block Trump from winning the GOP nomination.