After Charles Koch, the billionaire and (in)famous funder of many Republican candidates, hinted that he might support Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, the Democratic frontrunner quickly shut him down by tweeting that she is “not interested” in being endorsed by someone who denies “climate change.” The Koch Industries empire is largely built on fossil fuels, and the two Koch Brothers have notoriously funded organizations and politicians who deny climate change. While Clinton has come under fire for accepting money from Wall Street and several individuals linked to the fossil fuel industry, she has repeatedly vowed to take serious action on climate change when elected president, promising to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent in 2025. During Sunday’s ABC News interview, Charles Koch had told Jonathan Karl that Clinton could “possibly” be a better president than any of the current Republican candidates. When pressed, he stopped short from saying he would directly support a Clinton candidacy, saying: “We would have to believe her actions would have to be quite different than her rhetoric, let me put it that way.”
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