Back in July, 2016 there was a big, splashy announcement. The Koch brothers, who are famously rich (about $84 billion between the two), said they would not be supporting Donald Trump for President. Instead, they’d focus on down-the-ticket races.
Clearly, the Kochs (pronounced COKE) wanted to distance themselves from an apparently reckless and bizarre candidate. Still how much of that distance was/is real? And how much superficial damage control?
The Kochs are tied-in very closely to Trump — through the back-door. Just think Pence. Mike Pence, Vice-President-elect of the United States.
Pence has long been a favorite of the Kochs. Pence received substantial support from Koch for his run for Governor of Indiana in 2011. Before that he’d received support for his aggressive and sustained battle in the US Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood and for his tax-slashing agenda in Indiana. In fact, Pence was so happy about the Koch support that a 2014 headline in Politico said “Pence Grateful Koch, AFP.” AFP stands for Americans for Prosperity one of the Koch brothers’ political action groups.
There’s more. According to Politico, as of January 2016, Pence was the Koch brothers’ pick for a presidential run.…Dissident Voice
Keep Your Eyes on Pence