The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are two powerful individuals who are a part of the same family and have the same motivations for success. Charles Koch inherited Koch Industries several decades ago and have been able to expand the company and create a name for themselves in both the business industry as well as in politics. Currently, the Koch brothers are strong financiers of the Republican party due to the Republican party’s promotion of the free market.
The only thing that is inhibiting their tie within the political world is Donald Trump who is also currently self-financed. Mr. Trump’s politics in regards to trade, taxing, as well as foreign policy are not in alignment with that of the Koch brothers. In addition to this, Donald Trump has attacked the Koch brothers on social media such as Twitter for the reason of them financing another candidate.
Charles Koch, as well as their hundreds of investors have the current mission of taking down Donald Trump. The strategy that they are most in favor of is highlight Mr. Trump’s bankruptcy as well as his sometimes shady business deals and demeanor. With their current mission and strategy, the Koch brothers have a similar interest to that of the Democratic party who are in disagreement of his business background and his lack of diplomacy skills.
Though Donald Trump’s many supporters has proven to be a problem, the Koch brothers are driven by two goals. The first goal is to expand their family ties and their business while the other is to continue protecting the free market from government interventions. The Koch brothers believe that the free market is the key to economic prosperity. This is why the Koch brothers are making large donations to institutions such as George Mason University as well as certain think tanks. These institutions are strong supporters for the classical economic principles enacted by Carl Menger and Adam Smith