The recently concluded United States’ election was marked with historical and unprecedented events, where the candidate with the popular vote Hillary Clinton lost to his counterpart, the current President, Donald Triumph. People from all walks of life including celebrities and citizens had conflicting opinions, regarding who deserved the top most job in the United States. One of the most famous and vocal individuals, George Soros, a billionaire, investor, and an active political activist, was not left behind.
The Rise of George Soros
In the past during US presidential elections, George Soros had been very vocal. He financially supported the political campaigns of various Democratic candidates including the presidential candidate. However, during 2004 presidential election, he scaled back his political philanthropy after spending approximately $ 27 million dollars trying to defeat the then President aspirant George W. Bush. After the unprecedented loss to President George W. Bush, George Soros political activity reduced significantly. It was not until 2016 that he rose again as the leading sponsor for the democratic politics and the voice of the conservatives. According to the United States Federal Election Commission interviews and records, he donated over $25 million to boost the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and activities. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Relationship between Hillary Clinton and George Soros
Hillary Clinton and the Hungarian-born billionaire share a close relationship that spans over two decades. George Soros was expected to attend the first Democratic convention, where Hillary Clinton was giving her Democratic presidential nomination acceptance speech, however, it was reported that the 85-year billionaire canceled the trip at the last minute. According to his associates, George had recently rekindled his trading activities in Europe and needed to be present ar the meetings.
His political adviser and close associate, Michael Vachon noted that his boss was more politically engaged in the ongoing politics as compared to the preceding years. His political giving to the democrats’ campaigns had been very consistent, but the 2016 election stakes were exceptionally high. The administrative specialist noted the increased hostility and intolerance towards issues, such as religious tolerance, immigration reform, and criminal justice, which George W. Bush had tried to solve in vain. He added that George Soros had tremendous faith in Hillary Clinton’s ability to deliver quality services to the Americans. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.
George Soros Opinion on Donald Trump Landslide Win
On November 2016, Mr. Trump won the election by a landslide. Activists launched a campaign to push for the recount of the votes in states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin among others. It was believed that Clinton’s sympathizers led by George Soros were behind the movement. On the eve of President-elect Donald Trump inauguration, George Soros delivered a sharp cutting verdict regarding the incoming leadership. According to him, the elected president was a con-man and imposter who was steering up for a trade war and the consequences on the rest of the world were enormous. He added that he was deeply convinced that the president-elect was bound to fail because his ideas were self-contradictory and himself was a dictator. His criticism toward the president remains unrelenting.