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When Charles Koch Took on President Trump — And Won

In the reality TV star’s Washington, the industrial titan’s pro-business, anti-tax agenda faced a threat greater than any Obama ever posed

Charles Koch stands for a portrait after an interview with the Washington Post

ByBy April 2015, Charles Koch had meticulously prepared for the approaching U.S. presidential election. In a rare public telegraphing of his…



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Christopher Leonard

Reporter. Author of “The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy.” Email me at