Charles Koch says America is “deeply divided”

Charles Koch. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Billionaire conservative donor Charles Koch says the election shows America is “more deeply divided than at any point in my lifetime.”

Koch and his brother, David, oversaw policy and politics groups that spent about $250 million in the two years ahead of the election, much of it on a successful drive to keep the Senate in Republican hands. However, the brothers did not support Donald Trump and withheld their money from the presidential race.

In an email Thursday to his groups’ donors and employees, obtained by AP, Koch does not specifically mention Trump but says his group would work to find common ground with any elected official.

Koch says the election “made clear that Americans are angry about a rigged economy and political system that’s driving our country toward a two-tiered society,” he wrote.