Harsh and potentially damaging sentiments about the two favored GOP candidates made the rounds on Sunday after Republican superdonor Charles Koch aired his views on them. The GOP financier spoke of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as having put together policy frameworks that were ‘’reminiscent of Nazi Germany’’, ‘’monstrous’’ and ‘’frightening.’’
Speaking to ABC News, Koch of the libertarian billionaire group, along with his sibling, David – involved in widespread energy and manufacturing investments, was given a platform to comment on Trump’s suggestion to put a moratorium on Muslim visitors to the U.S. In his response, Koch stated that the consequent follow – up by Trump to maintain records of Muslims was even worse.
“What was worse was this: ‘We’ll have them all register.’ That’s reminiscent of Nazi Germany,” Koch stated. “I mean, that’s monstrous.”
Turning his sights to Cruz, the message was not so scathing as he related to the plan to carpet – bomb parts of the Middle East controlled by Isis. “Well, 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?” Koch opined. “This is frightening.”
Over the past years, the Koch siblings have put in untold millions with the goal of revamping municipal and state instruments, put GOP candidates in congress and work against gun control while systematically dampening state legislation of any form.
To this tune, Koch, speaking on behalf of himself and his brother mentioned their displeasure at the atmosphere resonating from the GOP campaign in this year’s presidential race. So strong were his feelings that he hinted at backing the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.
“We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric,” Koch stated. “But on some of the Republican candidates we would – before we could support them, we’d have to believe their actions will be quite different than the rhetoric we’ve heard so far.”
Supporting his statement, Koch revealed that Clinton would possibly make a better head of state than both Trump and Cruz. “Let me put it that way,” he began. “It’s possible.”
He however set the record straight with regard to their financial actions against Trump, stating that they had not contributed a cent to any of the campaigns.