Koch brothers won't try to stop Trump: report

The Charles and David Koch, two of the country’s most prolific conservative political donors, will not try to stop Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE from winning the nomination, Reuters reported Wednesday.

“We have no plans to get involved in the primary,” said James Davis, a spokesman for Freedom Partners, a nonprofit funded by the brothers.


The report added that the Kochs believe money spent against Trump would be wasted since all attacks on the real estate mogul have failed.

The brothers have also reportedly soured somewhat on spending big on presidential elections, having bankrolled failed 2012 Republican candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. 

The announcement comes as a blow to establishment Republicans hoping to topple Trump. Some big donors are pouring their money into anti-Trump super-PACs, and influential establishment figures like Romney are ramping up attacks on the businessman.

The Koch brothers’ powerful network of political donors, some of whom are contributing to anti-Trump efforts, have pledged to spend $889 million in the 2016 election.