A Few Heated Words
George Soros has made no secret of his dislike for Donald Trump. Throughout his presidential run, Soros has placed numerous attacks against the character and proposal of the Republican nominee. According to Soros, Trump is a fascist and his agenda runs counter to the direction America needs to head towards. In fact, Soros has even accused Trump and other Republicans of doing the work of ISIS on nytimes.com. His heated rhetoric against immigration and Islam, as Soros believes, will encourage young Muslims to commit acts of terrorism against a perceived enemy.
Putting His Money Where His Mouth Is
Instead of sitting idle, Soros decided to use his wealth, a $25 billion fortune, to help Hillary Clinton in her bid for the White House. Initially, he started with a contribution of $8 million to a pro-Hillary super PAC. This initial donation encouraged others to follow suit, and, eventually, this gave Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on nybooks.com more funds than any other presidential bid in American history. With all of that help, most expected Hillary Clinton to win the election with a sizeable lead. Unfortunately, Donald Trump, despite spending far less money, was able to win the election thanks to support in the Midwest.
Staging A Comeback
The defeat of Hillary Clinton came as a surprise to many on the left. Few could understand how Trump was able to pull off such a large electoral college victory despite Hillary Clinton winning the popular by more than 2 percentage points. Although George Soros has allowed previous disappointments to discourage him, the victory of Donald Trump has actually angered him. Instead of sulking about, he is looking for ways to help Democrats protect the progress they have already made and potentially regain a position of power in the federal government. Currently, Republicans control both the House and Senate of Congress, but with Trump in the White House their power could grow to even greater proportions. Trump, thanks to the passing of Anthony Scalia, is in a position to seriously shift the direction of the Supreme Court. With fights at all 3 fronts, the left is need of someone, like George Soros, to fight back.