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Charles Koch blasts Barack Obama

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on August 26, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Originally published on POLITICO on August 25 by Mike Allen.

CEO says attacks on him and his brother are “beneath the dignity … of the president.”

Charles Koch hit back at criticism of “the Koch brothers” during President Barack Obama’s energy speech in Las Vegas earlier this week, saying he was “flabbergasted” by the attack and charging that Obama made the dig as a favor to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who appeared with him.

“It’s beneath the president, the dignity of the president, to be doing that,” Koch said during a phone interview Tuesday.

Koch’s blistering comments came as he and his brother David, whose conservative political network plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the 2016 election, have spoken out more frequently in an attempt to blunt Democratic attacks on their political influence and insinuations about their motives.

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