The Presidential Showdown Trump vs Koch

In today’s society not many people know about the Koch brothers, much less about their political influence on the American Presidential candidates. Charles Koch was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas nearly eighty yeas ago. He is an American businessman and philanthropist. As head of Koch industries, America’s second largest corporation, he took his fathers company from $50 million in revenue to an estimated $100 billion dollar net revenue. He holds three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in engineering. In 2011 Charles was named one of the most influential people by Time magazine.

So what would make America’s fourth riches man want to get involved in politics? Charles is one of the most politically influential men in America,raising an estimated $400 million for the 2012 Presidential election. His hope is to get a conservative Republican president who will agree with his libertarian views and standards. In August 2015, Charles hosted the Freedom Partners Policy Leaders conference. Republican hopefuls Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were in attendance, vying for political funding by the Koch brothers and their donors. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump was not invited, to which Mr. Trump took to Twitter calling the other Presidential candidates “Puppets”, for begging for the Koch brothers money. Charles is deeply disappointed by his lack of influence in this years election and is equally distressed by the candidates running.

Donald Trump has been a thorn in his side, since he refused to back Donald in his bid for the Presidency. It is ironic, Charles bemoans a political playground he helped shape. His political network has in the past, helped fund the Tea Party and the GOP. They have bought 44,000 political ads and have raised nearly $900 million for this years Republican Presidential candidate. However, if Donald Trump becomes the candidate to face Hillary C!inton or Bernie Sanders, the funds will go to discredit Mr. Trump by focusing on his strong business deals and personal bankruptcies.

Donald Trump’s political agenda goes against everything the Koch brothers Libertarian views, hopes to accomplish. The Koch political machine is cloaked in secrecy though well funded by a network of donors that cannot be traced. It funds think tanks, recruitmenns and political elections. If Charles decides to take on Trump, his think tanks will not be able to successfully do damage control.