Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, a Republican sympathizer and key source of financing for conservative 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 aired on the popular 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.
He was later asked whether it was possible for another Clinton to do better than another Republican. He said, “It’s possible, it’s possible.”
However, he did not commit himself to supporting Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election.
Could you see yourself supporting Hillary, he was asked?
“We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way,” he replied.
Clinton responded to Koch’s comments Sunday, saying in a tweet she’s “not interested in endorsements from people who deny climate science and try to make it harder for people to vote.”
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.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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