Charles Koch is known in the United States as an educational philanthropist and supporter of the Republican Party. He has financially contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to state universities and to the Republican Campaign for many years. The upcoming presidential election in 2016 has left the Koch network baffled to support Donald Trump because of his political views on foreign policy, Muslin registry, taxes, and trade. According to Vanity Fair News, Mr. Koch and his brother, David Koch helped raise $400 million to support Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican presidential election. The brothers pledged during the beginning of the 2012 election to raise $900 million to elect a Republican.
There seems to friction between the Trump campaign and the Koch network because of Trump’s political views. Vanity Fair News reported that the Koch brothers “opted against partaking in the Republican primaries because there is no consensus chosen within their network nor a candidate to support their view.″ Charles Koch and the Koch network have made efforts to change the culture of politics in the United States, starting in the 1970s. The first effort the Koch brothers made was to demolish the two-party political system and support the Libertarian Party. The Koch network eventually pursued the practical strategy of working with the Republican party to push their libertarian views; which gave them some political power.
The Koch brothers, Charles and David Koch have been involved with political campaigns for about 50 years. Koch became the vice-president of Koch Engineering Company in 1961 after leaving Arthur D. Little as an engineer. He was appointed as the president of Koch Engineering and Koch Industries during the 1960s and 1970s. From 1967 until the present, Mr. Koch serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Koch Industries. In 13 years, the Koch Industries have purchased more than $65 billion in acquisitions.
Charles Koch has supported educational institutions, organizations, and research for public policy. He has donated funds to Florida State University and George Mason University. Mr. Koch also helped form and support organizations, such as the Bill of Rights Institute and Market-Based Management Institute for research. In the late 1950s, Mr. Koch became a general, nuclear, and chemical engineer. Whether Charles and David Koch support Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign is unknown, currently.