Historians are going to look back at the 2016 Presidential Election in America and call it one of the most defining moments in the history of the country. Americans saw their country torn apart by the divisive rhetoric of one party while the other tried desperately to maintain the high ground. Lost in the hubbub by some, but not all, was the return of George Soros. Soros is one of the leading philanthropists in the planet as well as one of the most successful investors to ever operate in the United States. Soros, a devout progressive and combatant for social justice, felt compelled to re-enter the political fray in order to oppose the disgusting rhetoric put forth by Republican nominee Donald Trump.
We can go back to 2004 to see George Soros in his prime as he worked to elect Al Gore in a harrowing election race against incumbent President George W. Bush. During this electoral race Soros would spend nearly $27 million in order to help set up Gore for success. It would take a controversial finish, Florida, and ‘recount!’ to put the final nail in the coffin. Soros decided to take a step back and stop putting so much money into politics, at least until 2016. Soros felt compelled to re-enter the political machine when he saw the rise in rhetoric of Donald Trump. Trump loudly proclaimed and fought against everything that Soros had spent his life establishing as his cause. This caused Soros to leap in and immediately back Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
When Soros re-entered the political fray during the 2016 Presidential Election he immediately put his money where his mouth was. Michael Vachon, a political adviser to George Soros, stated: “This year the political stakes are exceptionally high.” Vachon goes on to cite the hostility encouraged by Donald Trump as well as the platform that the man supported which subverted some of Soros’ most important ideals: immigration reform, religious tolerance and criminal justice reform. So, to put it lightly: George Soros was here to make an impact. Read his profile at Forbes.
Soros would come in and donate nearly $25 million to a variety of different candidates during the 2016 election, including a giant $7 million to a Clinton PAC — Priorities USA Action. Soros also gave $2 million to the American Bridge 21st Century PAC which focused on opposition research that targeted Donald Trump and other Republicans as well as another $5 million to the Immigrant Voters Win PAC.
George Soros was born in Hungary and there he was raised before he had to flee the country during the Nazi occupation. Soros worked his way as a laborer while attending the London School of Economics. Eventually he would make his way to America where he would start the Soros Hedge Fund. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.