George Soros is still a little bitter at Donald Trump.
The billionaire sunk a lot of money into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, and got nothing in return. In a rare interview with the Washington Post, he slammed President Trump and the direction he is taking the country.
While even Trump’s harshest critics admit he has greatly improved the economy and scored a major diplomatic victory with North Korea, Soros is not willing to give him any credit. In fact, he attacked the President in the Post interview, saying “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.”
Soros even claimed that Trump “is willing to destroy the world” in order to accomplish his goals, a rare flash of public anger from a man who prefers to influence politics from behind the scenes.
This year hasn’t been much better for the Democrats’ biggest supporter. He poured millions into several district attorney races in California, in an attempt to stock local offices with politicians loyal to his globalist views. They all lost their elections, in large part to negative publicity over his support of them.
The European Union, which Soros once hoped would be so successful that he could end his charitable work in the region, is contending with the impending loss of Britain and a rise of anti-immigrant sentiment. And Soros himself has emerged as a political target in elections from Hungary to California, where his donations have been used as a cudgel against the causes he supports.
The 87-year-old Holocaust survivor, who has poured much of his fortune into promoting liberal values around the globe, is now confronting a wave of nationalist sentiment washing against issues he has championed.
But rather than recede from public life in his twilight years, Soros has decided to push even harder for his agenda, he told The Washington Post in a rare interview.
“The bigger the danger, the bigger the threat, the more I feel engaged to confront it,” Soros said Thursday. Wearing an open-collar shirt, he spoke animatedly for an hour, sitting at a table in his suite after an appearance at a Human Rights Watch conference. “So in that sense, yes, I redouble my efforts.”
Soros’s willingness to remain in the fray comes as he faces renewed vilification from a wide-ranging group of opponents that includes actress Roseanne Barr and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has been accused of being an all-powerful puppet master, a Nazi sympathizer and the person controlling the Democratic Party.
In this recent speech, Soros outlined his globolist views.
The constant attacks on Soros and his agenda are finally taking a toll, he admits.
“It makes it very difficult for me to speak effectively because it can be taken out of context and used against me,” Soros said.
For all the billions of dollars at his disposal, Soros is also being forced to reckon with limits on his political influence in the United States. He acknowledged that he did not see Trump’s election coming. “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble,” he said.
Soros, who plans to spend at least $15 million in 2018 races, has already faced some setbacks this cycle. His bid to replace several district attorneys in California with challengers seeking changes to the criminal justice system was largely unsuccessful in Tuesday’s elections. “We ran into a brick wall in California,” he said.
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