Not many would have predicted that a man like Donald Trump would become President of the United States. Several donors contributed to organizations that were bent on making sure that Hillary Clinton took office this year, but all that proved to be less than enough this year. One person that was particularly heartbroken was George Soros, but he is definitely not ready to give up the fight.
A Meeting With George Soros
Some people may not know George Soros, but he is one of the most outspoken and successful businessmen in the United States. Soros is originally from Hungary, but he had to flee his home country at a young age due to Nazi occupation. Soros, before he entered the political arena, excelled in the stock market enough to earn spot 27 on the list of the world’s richest people.
It was at this point that George Soros began to contribute to democratic and liberal causes for much of his life. There is no doubt that his name scares many on the right because it undermines their political agenda, but nothing has ever stopped Soros from attempting to do what he believes is best for the country.
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Soros and the 2016 Election
The 2016 election is going to go down in history as one of the most interesting times in American history. It was the year that a democratic socialist almost took the nomination. This year also saw the rise of a relatively under qualified candidate who was ultimately elected as president, and it was also the year that the United States almost had its first female president.
George Soros betted a grand total of $8 million to help Clinton make it to the White House this year, even though most know that this did not get her too far since it was Trump who succeeded. Many democrats were afraid that Soros would take this loss hard like he did when Bush won the presidency. Soros stopped donating after he spent much of his capital attempting to beat Bush.
2016 is proving to be a different year for Soros, because losing to Trump has not stopped Soros. This powerful democrat has actually become invigorated and has vowed to go to war against Trump and his policies. Soros orchestrated a closed-door meeting at the Mandarin Oriental hotel with other rich liberals to discuss what they are going to do to fight Trump.
The meeting was sponsored by the Democratic Allied donor club, and it included several democratic leaders like union spokespersons, Nancy Pelosi, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren just to name a few.
The meeting focused on several key aspects that concern the Democratic Party. For one, the donors discussed how they can protect some of the most liberal policies that President Obama was fortunate enough to pass like Obamacare. Another aspect that was discussed was money in politics and environmental issues that seem to galvanize the majority of voters. There is a lot that needs to be discussed, and Soros is leading the fight against Trump.