President Trump has had a hard time finding support for his various bills and plans while in office, but thanks to a significant move by billionaire Charles Koch, Trump’s tax plan might move through Congress.
Charles Koch owns a massive political network which he will be launching a multimillion-dollar campaign through. In the campaign, Koch will push Trump’s tax plan in hopes to get it through Congress. Koch first viewed Trump’s presidential run with concern but has come to his full support now that he became President.
“The full weight of the network” is going to be thrown into this campaign according to James Davis. Davis is a top official in Koch’s Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and has said that the campaign will include advertising and mobilizing activists. He did not give an exact number on how much they would be spending for the massive marketing campaign.
With all the controversies Trump is waging against, trying to get anything past is going to be a difficult task. But the network believes they have found the perfect time to release the tax plan, and it will be way ahead of the midterm elections. “If you don’t do it now, it becomes increasingly difficult,” says Davis.
The network’s influence spans to 36 states and has a focus on conservative politics. With their over 550 mega-wealthy donors, it’s doubtful anyone will get them to change their minds. And even Koch has his disagreements with Trump’s travel ban and free-trade policy. However, the large business owner has praised Trump for many recent actions taken by the new President.
Credit: USA Today