Charles Koch has, again and again, lamented this year’s presidential campaign especially from candidates in the Republican party. However, his stand on supporting Hilary Clinton appears to be changing as we near the general election. During an interview in the Kansas offices of his company, Koch Industries, the billionaire and political donor said that he did not envision a support for Hilary Clinton despite the concern raised about Trump’s gain in political potential of being the Republican nominee. Although Koch admitted there is a chance to support Hilary Clinton, he confirmed that it is highly remote.
In another interview with ABC news network, he revealed that it was possible that Bill Clinton was a better president than President Bush raising eyebrows for many people who see it as a left-and-right approach for the candidate they feel would listen to their interests. Koch and his brother David Koch are widely known for their influential conservative donors in the U.S. Koch called the Republican candidates terrible role models because of their strategy to attack each other instead of focusing on the critical issues affecting the country.
Charles Koch has been the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries from 1967, and his leadership had transformed the company into a dynamic and diverse group of companies that have given jobs to over 60,000 Americans and more than 100,000 people around the worldwide. According to Koch, it is the letter from his father that changed his life and made him dedicated to supporting people through donations and influence policies that would make America a better place to work and live.
His interest is what led to the development, and implementation of Market-Based Management (MBM) business philosophy concept he believes can be used by any business including NPOs to benefit the society as a whole. The first book of Charles Koch was “The Science of Success” which he published in 2007, and now the world is waiting for the second book on MBM with the title “Good Profit” to be released in October.
His political role in the U.S. and the fact that he has refused to back the nominee for the Republican Party is something Donald Trump should be worried about. Trump should know better than anyone that Koch network and their allies have political experience for many years.