As one of the key players of Koch Industries, Charles Koch is a wealthy American businessman with plenty of influence on national politics. In addition to controlling one of the largest multinational enterprises in the United States, Mr. Koch is also known for his philanthropic efforts worldwide. In a rare and exclusive interview with the Financial Times, the self-proclaimed liberal discussed his views on the 2016 race for the White House.
According to Charles Koch, the current Republican candidates just don’t have the right plans to deal with global problems that can’t be solved exclusively by military action. For example, some GOP leaders call for relentless bombing campaigns against America’s foes in the Arab world. However, Koch doesn’t believe that such actions will solve the complex conflict between the United States and Muslim terrorists. He thinks that America has to be more sensitive in a world that has more than 1.6 billion Muslims.