The impressive work done by George Soros across much of 2015, 2016, and 2017 has its roots in the fact the Holocaust survivor is fighting as hard as possible to try and halt the rising tide of right wing attitudes that have been bubbling to the surface of mainstream politics across the world in recent years. In his bid to make sure the left leaning members of society have a voice, George Soros has once again felt the need to come out of his self imposed exile from political giving he forced upon himself in 2004 following his $27 million backing of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry. Politico reports George Soros had once described the 2004 situation as a unique time in global politics that saw the Iraq War and conflicts across the world rising during the Presidency of George W. Bush. Read his profile at Business Insider.
The situation in 2016 may not see the same number of global flashpoints, but Soros has become concerned about a number of factors that prompted him to provide around $25 million in election funding for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign for The White House. The outspoken views of George Soros have, in recent years, seen him voice concern over the rising problems in the U.K. of Brexit, which Soros believes could eventually lead to the downfall of the European Union, a political and social grouping Soros believes to be important for the long term future of the world. Europe’s future was a major factor in the decision of George Soros to use some of the $25 billion fortune Forbes estimates his wealth at to provide his backing for the Clinton campaign; Soros saw the Russian influence on the European and Syrian refugee crisis in 2015 and 2016 as a major cause for concern that should have been seen as a warning for all governments of the future direction of relations with Russia in the coming years.
George Soros made the decision to back the Clinton campaign long before Donald Trump entered the fray as the leading Republican candidate for a Presidential election Trump would eventually prove victorious in. Soros has already voiced his concern about the candidacy of right wing politicians Ted Cruz and others fighting for The White House on the Republican side of the race. One of the major aspects of the global political situation George Soros had identified as being important in the 2016 election campaign was the fight against terrorism across the globe; Soros would eventually state his belief that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were doing the work of ISIS with their campaign rhetoric. Jonathan Soros, George’s own son told Politico he believes the “siren song” of right wing rhetoric was a major part of the reason for the decision of the hedge fund legend to once more enter the political arena of the U.S. in a major way. Read this story about George at Politico.com.