The GOP is facing a massive crisis as its grassroots Republicans continue to support either primary frontrunner Donald Trump or Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the Republican presidential nomination.
However, many establishment Republicans are repulsed by the idea of either man sitting in the oval office let alone running in the general election. For most traditional Republicans these reservations will probably be put aside to defeat the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
But for people like billionaire oil tycoon Charles Koch, having a Democratic president isn’t the worst thing in the world.
Koch isn’t the first high-profile Republican, who’s signaled that they may not vote for the Republican nominee. Back in March, during an interview former first lady, Laura Bush was asked by Susan Page on USA Today’s Capital Download if she would vote for Donald Trump. Bush replied:
I’m not going to answer
Don’t ask that
Koch sat down with ABC News on Sunday and spoke with Jonathan Karl.
Koch was asked if in some ways Bill Clinton was a better president than George W. Bush.
In some ways. In other ways, I mean he wasn’t an exemplar. But as far as the growth of government, the increase in spending, it was 2.5 times under Bush than it was under Clinton,” Koch said.
Karl followed up and asked, “So is it possible that another Clinton could be better than another Republican?
It’s possible. It’s possible,” Koch replied.
When Karl pressed Koch on if he could see himself voting for Hillary Clinton in November, the billionaire said hesitantly:
We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric, let me put it that way.
Here’s the video.