Koch Brothers Are Quietly Going After Donald Trump

According to a report, former President Trump is the subject of a new round of digital commercials from the political network funded in large part by billionaire Charles Koch.

The advertisements claim that if Trump is the Republican candidate in 2024, President Joe Biden will be re-elected.

Koch gave CNBC an exclusive viewing of the new ads from super PAC Americans for Prosperity Action, which collected millions throughout the 2022 election period from the Koch Industries, led by Charles Koch, and the Stand Together Chamber of Commerce, funded by the Kochs.

Koch and his network won big during Trump’s Presidency, with tax cuts and three conservative Supreme Court judge nominations among their victories. Republican candidates typically had the network’s support.

However, Koch Industries did not always see eye to eye with the Trump administration, especially on trade policy.

Likewise, Trump has criticized the Kochs. He went on a Twitter rant against them in 2018, saying that the Kochs had become a joke among true Republicans and that they opposed strict border rules and tough trade agreements.

According to a 2018 report, Tom Donohue, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and his fellow billionaire backers, the Koch brothers, are the financial backbone of the UniParty in Washington, DC.

The financial and political goals of the group are incompatible with those of the U.S. Middle Class as a whole. They support lenient immigration policies, universal healthcare, the adoption of a Common Core curriculum, and other measures that benefit their bottom line. Their sphere of influence is the Republican elite wing of the UniParty.

It was anticipated that then-President Trump would eventually seize control of the Republican Party, rattle and throw out the party’s many elites.

A follow-up report showed that the Koch political organization intended to become involved in the 2020 Republican primary to disrupt it, not support it.

Concerned that the Trump wing had grown into a large part of the party, the Koch organizations reduced their support for the GOP after becoming dissatisfied with them on immigration, trade, deficits, and debt.