The return to prominence of George Soros comes at a time when the well-respected hedge fund manager who saw his personal Soros Fund Management company break records has been an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump. During the campaign season for the 2016 Presidential elections, George Soros went so far as to accuse Donald Trump and his fellow Republican nominees of doing the work of ISIS with their campaign rhetoric; Politico reports Soros has recently been working with his own Democracy Alliance group of wealthy donors to ensure the legacy of Democratic President Barrack Obama is protected in the face of a serious attack from Republican’s and right wing groups.
Across 2015 and into 2016 the political giving of George Soros almost matched the levels of his historic $27 million provided to 2004 Democrat nominee John Kerry in his bid to unseat sitting President George W. Bush; George Soros provided around $25 million in campaign funding for Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the first female U.S. President, which included the around $13 million provided directly to her campaign and a further $12 million given to Super PAC’s and voter’s rights groups looking to back the former First Lady as she hoped to tackle the issue of getting all minority groups out to vote in what Soros saw as an important election.
Not only did George Soros feel the election of a new U.S. President was an important issue for the nation he has become a citizen of, the hedge fund legend Forbes estimates to have a personal fortune of over $25 billion also believes the rise of right wing politicians affects the stability of the globe. Many of the major issues facing individuals in Europe have a direct impact on the U.S. and vice versa; the refugee crisis Soros blames on Russian interference in Syria that caused chaos across the European Union is an aspect of global politics Soros has a genuine passion for resolving. Ensuring liberal views remain active in politics around the world is something George Soros feels strongly about and believed his time was better served by following the crisis in 2016 than attending the nomination events for Hillary Clinton prior to her election loss. Read this story about George at Politico.com.
In the view of George Soros the rise of right wing groups in major political parties is something George Soros feels he can assist with as he seeks to become a more active member of the political world once more. Soros himself is often seen as a leader who pushes forward the major donor’s for liberal and Democrat groups in the U.S., which was the case during the 2016 election cycle that saw Soros inspire major financial donor’s to the Clinton campaign to provide record levels of funding.
George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.