Billionaire businessman Charles Koch said in an interview airing Sunday that “it’s possible” another Clinton in the White House could be better than having a Republican president.
Koch, the CEO of Koch industries, made the comment to ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for an interview airing on ABC’s This Week.
The comment came after Karl asked about former President Bill Clinton’s term, to which Koch said Clinton was “in some ways” better than George W. Bush.
“As far as the growth of government, the increase in spending, it was two-and-a-half times under Bush that it was under Clinton,” he said.
Koch was then asked if he could see himself voting for Hillary in the general, to which he replied:
“We would have to believe her actions would have to be quite different than her rhetoric, let me put it that way,” he said.
Personally I think that last comment is simply a way to soften his statements a little, as there is no way to determine a President's actions until after they take office.
Besides it was clear later in the interview that Koch was actually frightened by what the GOP is offering as candidates this time around.
Courtesy of Mediaite:
ABC’s Jon Karl asked him about his reaction to Donald Trump‘s Muslim ban. He said that’s “antithetical to our approach” and said he was alarmed by Trump suggesting a Muslim registry, likening it to Nazi Germany.
Koch also addressed Ted Cruz talking about “making the sand glow” with carpet-bombing in the Middle East. Koch said that’s clear hyperbole, but said for someone to think that appeals to Americans, “that is frightening.”
I would suggest that there are probably no small number of long time Republican voters who will sit this election out or stifle their gag reflex and vote for Hillary if either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz is at the top of the GOP ticket.