The World Economic Forum in Davos played host to President Trump and a number of world leaders, but it also invited a number of billionaires to speak. Among them, globalist and noted opponent of President Trump, George Soros.
Likely still smarting from the billions he spent trying to get Hillary Clinton elected, Soros gave a speech to the Davos attendees attacking President Trump as a “danger to the world,” and even delivered sinister prediction.
Soros claimed Trump was trying to make America a “mafia state,” and predicted a Democrat landslide in future elections. He then raised eyebrows when he claimed that Trump’s influence would disappear by 2020, and added the provocative phrase “if not sooner.”
Given the many conspiracy theories surrounding Soros and his efforts to manipulate world affairs, some are reading into his statement as a veiled threat.
The 87-year-old made the comment during a dinner he hosted on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
He told his audience that he believes President Donald Trump wants to create a ‘mafia state’ in the US, but can’t because of the strength of the country’s underlying institutions. Soros didn’t elaborate on what he meant.
‘I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world,’ the billionaire investor said in his speech.
‘But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner.’ Soros predicted a Democratic ‘landslide’ in the 2018 elections.
The businessman-turned philanthropist has been a consistent critic of Trump who is also in Davos, the first US president to attend since Bill Clinton in 2000.
Trump found a softer way to package his ‘America First’ agenda he strode through the conference center on his first day in Davos, calling for prosperity and ‘great peace’.
‘I think the real message is we want great prosperity and we want great peace,’ Trump said after holding back-to-back meetings with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
‘And I think that really is the message,’ Trump told pool reporters who trailed him at each scheduled meeting at the gathering of bigwigs in the snowy Alpine town.
Trump landed on Thursday in Switzerland, where his outsized personality and determination to push an ‘America First’ agenda was upending the annual Davos conference.
To an extent, the annual confab of billionaires and CEOs was centering around Trump even before Air Force One touched down in Zurich, then flew aboard Marine One to Davos in the Swiss Alps.
Here is video of the comments on Trump by George Soros.