George Soros: The Political Activist
George Soros is recently following up on his political activism after a well-deserved sabbatical. George Soros is a successful billionaire investor with strong Democratic Party affiliations. As on Sept 27, 2016, Soros had donated more than $25 million towards the support of Hillary Clinton Candidacy, various Democratic candidates, and party activities. This support was not the first time. In 2004, he donated $27 million to support Democratic Party campaign on Biography to help defeat President George W. Bush. He had been on the forefront of Democratic Party fundraising activities and causes.
In 2016, George Soros engaged politically compared to previous years. George Soros was concerned about the rise of Donald Trump to power. Donald Trump had used fear extensively throughout his campaign. Soros had faith that Hillary Clinton was the best candidate to lead America and maintain peaceful co-existence of the American metropolitan society, otherwise referred to as the Nation of Immigrants. Soros was himself born in Hungary but immigrated to New York in his early years.
Donald Trump and the Republican Party had extensively expressed hostility towards many issues that George Soros championed for many years. This included criminal justice reforms, immigration reforms, and religious tolerance. The political activism of George Soros was clear in 2016 election campaigns on theatlantic.com. He donated large sums of money to support Hillary Clinton and encouraged other wealthy activists to do the same.
For instance, in 2016, Tom Steyer, the San Francisco environment donated $31 million to support PAC activities and causes. Besides, Don Sussman, the New York hedge fund manager, had given $13 million to support various campaigns and committees at https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros. Furthermore, the two media moguls Fred Eychaner and Haim Saban gave $11.1 million each to support the Democratic Party activities.
At the end of June 2016, George Soros had given out $7 million to support the super PAC, which had a rich support for Hillary Clinton through the Priorities USA Action program. Besides, Soros had donated $2million to the American Bridge 21st Century. The American Bridge was an opposition super PAC that has been attacking Trump and various Republican Party candidates. Soros donated $5 million to support the activities of Immigrant Voters Win to encourage and increase the voter turnouts of the Hispanic voters in swing states.
By Sept. 2016, Soros had admitted that Donald Trump was going to win the popular vote. However, he was confident that the Electoral College was going to vote out Trump but instead favor Hillary Clinton. This did not happen though since the Electoral College respected the outcome of the popular vote and gave Trump a direct pass to become the next president of the US.
His reaction to Trump’s triumph was that the American people have voted in a con artist as their president. He observed that Donald Trump is a would-be dictator and that Trump’s government epitomizes the formation of an incompetent and extremist cabinet. He sees that Donald Trump pose a great risk to the American free and open society and will endanger the rights of the minorities.