Sunday, April 24, 2016

What ails the GOP: Major GOP donor Charles Koch thinks Hillary would make a better president than Donald Trump

This is the problem with establishment Republicans. 
They’re no better than Democrats and it is exactly why so may have gravitated toward Trump.  They prefer what the establishment doesn’t want.  It’s as simple as that.  And yet so many are stymied by the simplicity of it.   

AOL News reports Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, a key source of financing for conservative Republican causes along with his brother, said Democrat Hillary Clinton might make a better president than the candidates in the Republican field.

Koch, in an interview to air on Sunday on ABC's "This Week" program, said that in some respects Bill Clinton had been a better president than George W. Bush, who Koch said had increased government spending. Then when asked if Hillary Clinton would be a better president than the Republicans currently running, he said, "It's possible, it's possible."

ABC said Koch, who along brother David leads an influential political organization called Freedom Partners, has been displeased so far with the tone of the Republican presidential race, in which billionaire Donald Trump leads U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Asked if he could support Clinton over the Republicans, Koch responded, "We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way."

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