George Soros was reported to have splurged a fortune to fund Democrats in the 1994 US presidential elections. Accurate estimates place this figure at a massive $27M coughed up by the Hungarian-born self-made investor. The generous donations transformed him into one of the most powerful political lobbyists. Soon after that, Soros’ arch enemy, George W. Bush got voted back to the White House and Soros disappeared from the public limelight.
Trump is Like ISIS, Soros Says
A decade later, he reappeared. This time round, he was in full support of his preferred presidential pick and long-time friend, Hillary Clinton. Records show that Mr. Soros went back to his coffers once more and dished out more than $25M to fund Democratic causes and candidates. The active trading maestro was a VIP-invited guest to witness Hillary Clinton accepting the Democratic presidential nomination after hotly contested primaries against Bernie Sanders.
Democrat for Life!
George Soros was however forced cancel his invitation citing pressing business engagements in Europe, according to the official word from his people. Confidantes of the billionaire brushed off all concerns that Soros was distancing himself from Hillary’s campaign. The passionate philanthropist remains steadfast on-board to thwarting efforts of Trump’s ascent to power. George Soros believes Trump to be a fear monger just like the terror group, ISIS.
Michael Vachon, Soros political adviser, is quoted on Politico.com saying the stakes have never been this high for his boss and the interests he stands for. Trump could very well end up undoing all that Soros has spent a lifetime chasing, and this fact petrifies the billionaire. Wealthy liberal donors like Don Sussman, Fred Eychaner, and Ham Saban also chipped in towards the campaign kitty, but their contributions pale in comparison to the amount given out by Soros, 86.
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Outspending Donald Trump
These activists are banking on outspending Mr. Trump who has fallen out with the elite donor class in his party, the GOP. The financial edge and boost ought to guarantee an incidence-free race to the White House for Hillary Clinton. Here are some of the beneficiaries of the millions from Soros;
- Priorities USA Action received $7M
- American Bridge 21st Century got $2M
- Immigrant Voters Win Super PAC got $5M
- The Voting Rights Trust received $5M
- America Votes $1M
- Senate Majority PAC $1.5M
- Planned Parenthood Votes Super PAC $1.5M
About George Soros
The 86-year old holds the 29th position on Forbes wealth list as of 2017. He resides in Katonah, New York with his family. His family fled to London fearing persecution by the German war machine. Here. George got a chance to enroll at the London School of Economics. He pursued a Bachelors of Arts and Science degree before later moving to America. He remains vocal on human rights issues and immigrant policies being one himself.