George Soros is a significant political influence with an aim to promote liberalism in governments around the world, among them the mighty United States government. In 2004, he donated a sum of $24 million in a bid to block the re-election of George W. Bush into the presidential office. His failed attempt was followed by his retraction from the United States political arena until the 2016 wind which saw the election of Donald Trump into office.
George reentered the political scene with a revised enthusiasm and drives to keep America and the world safe from dangerous groups and people. He stated that he believes Donald Trump has plans to destroy America’s longstanding peacekeeping efforts by collaborating with ISIS. The billionaire’s generous 2016 donations were further fueled by his longtime relationship with the Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, According to close sources, Soros was set to attend the Democrat’s ceremony of naming Hillary as the flag bearer. He, however, cancelled citing that he had financial responsibilities to oversee back at home. Read more on nytimes.com
The Federal Elections Commissions tracked George Soros’ contributions throughout the 2016 campaign cycle and reported that Hilary’s movement had received $25 million at the beginning. The billionaire also gave publicly quoted amounts to several Super PACS. Priorities USA Action received $7 million and a further $3 million according to Democratic Party insiders. George donated $2 million to American Bridge 21st Century which had the aim of bringing down the campaigns of Donald Trump with revelations of truth. Other groups affiliated to the PAC received $70,000. Immigrant Voters Win was the recipient of $3 million from the billionaire. The donation was aimed at inspiring Hispanics to come out in numbers and vote against Trump. George gave Voting Rights $5 million to fight conservatism and $2 million to America Votes to mobilize voters. Statistics indicate that George has contributed a total of $13 billion towards non-profits promoting human rights in Europe, America and the world over. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.
In 2015, George Soros funded group activists in Ferguson to fight civil and racial discrimination through his organization, Open Society Foundation. The amount saw the rallying of hundreds of protestors who arrived in Ferguson in buses. Some of these groups included the Drug Policy Alliance the Samuel Dewitt Proctor group in Chicago, Equal Justice USA of New York, Make the Road New York, Sojourners, the Center for Community Change of DC, the Advancement Project and unions from the Gamaliel Foundation. The protests lasted a month in Ferguson following a single crime committed against one of their own. Open Society’s director stated that the group is a serial donor to such groups since its launch in the 90s. He pointed out that despite the group’s funding to liberal supporters, Soros neither his staffs are in no way linked to the direct uprising of protests.