Charles Koch Compares Trump to Nazis, Opposes Cruz on Islamic State Destruction

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Charles Koch says which Republican candidates’ policies are potential dealbreakers for him — and why he thinks Hillary Clinton will be friendlier to his interests than her rhetoric suggests.

From the Daily Mail:

Multi-billionaire kingmaker Charles Koch has trashed the Republican presidential field and believes Hillary Clinton might make a better president that any of the GOP candidates.

Branding the remaining Republican candidates ‘terrible role models’, the party donor said a Clinton presidency could be better for the GOP than a Donald Trump or Ted Cruz victory.

In a revealing interview with ABC News, Koch said it was ‘possible’ that Clinton would be better alternative than anything the Republicans offer.

‘We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way,’ he said.

In a scathing attack on Trump and Cruz, Koch said he could not back either candidate unless they backtracked on some of their controversial policies.

The businessman singled out Cruz’s vow to carpet bomb ISIS in the Middle East and Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants as policies he could not support.

‘That’s gotta be hyperbole, but I mean that a candidate – whether they believe it or not – would think that appeals to the American people. This is frightening,’ Koch said.

‘What was worse was this “we’ll have them all registered”,’ Koch said as he lambasted Trump’s plans on Muslims.

‘That’s reminiscent of Nazi Germany. I mean, that’s monstrous as I said at the time.’

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