In 2016, George Soros made news headlines when he initiated a movement against Trump’s political ambition towards the presidential seat. The wealthy man who had taken a back seat to giving back to the society as well as politics was the main talk in major news wires in the United States of America. Soros had donated over $25million towards Hillary Clinton’s political campaign. Soros, who had retreated from political ventures since his last participation in a bid to defeat George Bush in 2004, silently re-emerged as the cheerleader towards the funding of democratic politics. George Soros first contribution was $25 million channeled to Hillary’s and the democrats’ support.
According to the federal commission of election, records showed that he was expected to make more contributions towards the same cause. Some of Soro’s associates confirmed that he was planning on donating more funds to ensure Hillary Clinton wins. With a twenty-five year relationship as friends, Soros had expected to attend Hillary’s first presidential debate. He, however, could not make it because he had to attend to business in Europe. This was caused by the exit of Britain from the Union of European. The closest people to him said he seemed more politically focused compared to the past years of his participation.
To Soros, the 2016 presidential elections were motivating. He was hopeful that Hillary would win. According to Michael Vachon, his political advisor, Soros had been consistent with his donations to Democrats. Although that was true, he took it a notch higher in the just finished elections. To him, the stakes were higher compared to any other elections. Vachon added that the stakes were higher for George Soros even before nominations. He considered the other side hostile because to him, Trump did not care about the well-being of the citizens of America. The result of him winning would contribute to criminal injustice and religious intolerance.
Soro’s willingness to transform his accounts to the spigot with the aim of beating Trump was evident in democratic money cycles as a workable strategy for Clinton. Compared to other donors, Soros was seen as the donor with the potential to mobilize other wealthy activists. He influenced donors like Tom Steyer and Don Sussman who donated $31 million and $13.2 million respectively.
George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.
About George Soros
Soros is a prominent businessman hailing from America. He was born in Hungary and has been a great participant in the American politics. He is famous for his contribution towards the recently completed presidential general elections in the United States of America. Soros is also a philanthropist with records showing that he has given up a total of up to $12 billion back to the society. The funds have been used to support either organizations or individuals.
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