George Soros is a business leader and political donor who knows a little about the problems that can be faced when the right wing of any nation rises to the top of the political election list of victories; Politico reports the young George Soros only survived the World War II Holocaust after his father made the decision to invest in forged papers that hid the Jewish background of the family and was coupled with a decision to allow his son to live with a Christian family. Eventually, George Soros escaped his home nation of Hungary in 1947 when Communist rule had become oppressive for the future founder of the Open Society Foundations and forced him to leave behind his parents and seek refuge in the U.K. where he worked as a porter and waiter to pay for his studies at the London School of Economics. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.
In 2015 and 2016, George Soros made the decision to back the candidacy of Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the U.S. Presidency, this decision was taken for a number of reasons including the close friendship he shares with Clinton and his distrust of President Donald Trump. Soros predicted the rise of Donald Trump largely because of the right wing groups he surrounds himself with and the rhetoric that was used on the campaign trail by the now President that Soros sees as racist. The major donations made to a number of groups fighting for the voting rights of minority groups and to get as many minorities to vote during the 2016 election cycle as possible; Politico also reports George Soros provided more than $25 million in funding for the campaign and Super PAC’s of Hillary Clinton that he hoped would bring the former First Lady to The White House with a liberal agenda Soros had discussed with her on numerous occasions throughout 2015 and 2016. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.
During the 2016 nomination process, George Soros explained his belief that an election victory for Donald Trump would do much to destabilize the security of the world that had been kept secure throughout the Presidency of President Barrack Obama. Soros himself was a vocal critic of the rhetoric of Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans throughout the campaigning season and feels his role as a leading member of the Democratic Party is to lead the opposition to the Trump Administration, particularly during the first months of the campaign as the Democrat’s seek to create a definitive plan to fight the rising influence of the Republican right wing in the Administration of President Trump. George Soros used the Democracy Alliance meeting that was held days after Trump’s election victory to bring together wealthy donors and begin the process of seeking a grassroots change in the U.S. political landscape towards the left.