In an interview aired recently, Charles Koch, a conservative billionaire said that it is possible that Hillary Clinton could make a good president than a republican candidate. When he was asked whether Bill Clinton was a superior president compared to George Bush, Koch answered by noting that he preferred Bill Clinton in a number of aspects and in some ways.
According to Koch, Bill was not exemplary in other ways. Additionally, Koch assets that under Bush’s tenure, growth in government and increased spending was two and half times more as compared to Clinton’s presidency. Subsequently, he was asked about the likeliness of another Clinton being preferable to another republican. Koch answered that it is possible, an answer that may surprise many.
However, when asked if he could finally end up supporting Hillary Clinton, Koch noted that the policies she executed would have to be different from the policies she has expressed. Simply put, Koch noted that they would have to believe that Clinton’s actions would be different from her language. On Sunday afternoon, Clinton’s campaign responded via a sharp tweet pointing out that they are not interested in an endorsement from him.
The left has often criticized Charles Koch together with his young brother, David for making big contributions towards conservative political campaigns. In the previous presidential election, the Koch network is estimated to have spent close to $400 million. Thus far, the network has shunned the presidential primary politics. As of present, the Koch network has only been involved in particular Senate races to counter Democratic Candidates.
In the ABC interview that was aired on Sunday, Koch said that he would not put his money in a move to try to stop Trump. However, he together with his network may stay out of the 2016 presidential race because of the unavailability of good role models. Koch noted that the personal attacks and pitting of persons against each other was the message that was being sent to the country. He also added that he could not figure out how they can support such people.
About Charles Koch
The influential billionaire is the co-owner, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Koch industries. He and his brother David inherited and expanded the business established by their father, Fred C. Koch. Currently, Koch Industries ranks as the second biggest privately held firm in the United States in terms of revenue. Charles Koch is also a philanthropist and political donor. He was born in Wichita, Kansas. Charles Koch holds a bachelor of science in general engineering and two Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering respectively. He is a graduate of the popular Massachusetts Institute of Technology.