Many of the major donors to the U.S. Democratic party will attend a meeting in the wake of the shock election victory of Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential campaign that was planned long before Hillary Clinton’s defeat; George Soros and his fellow donors will meet in Washington D.C. for a three day event that will also see many of the major Democratic political figures give their view of 2016 and the future that lies ahead. Soros himself did not plan to attend the meeting, but changed his mind the morning after the election victory for Trump and was added to the list of speakers for the final day of the event.
The importance of the 2016 election had not been lost on George Soros as he had already looked to play a major role in the campaigning done by Hillary Clinton and supported her campaign with some of the largest donations of the election. In total, the hedge fund billionaire who arrived in New York as a refugee following World War II provided around $25 million in funding for the Clinton campaign and the Super PAC’s who attempted to make her the first female President of the United States.
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Throughout the difficult and often unhappy election campaign the rhetoric of Donald Trump and his fellow Republican nominees was described by George Soros as dangerous and often completed the propaganda work of ISIS for the terrorist group. Soros took the opportunity to back Clinton after he failed to do so during the 2008 election process that led to the election of President Barrack Obama; despite only providing minimal backing for the President in 2012 George Soros hoped to protect the legacy of Obama from being dismantled by a Trump administration determined to repeal the majority of signature laws introduced by the first African American President.
The decision by George Soros to attend the Democracy Alliance meeting came soon after Donald Trump won the vote for the Presidency in what has generally been seen as an anti-establishment vote by U.S. citizens. Soros will attend the meeting with his fellow Democratic minds in a bid to chart a steady course for the future for the party and make sure gains begin to be made at state level as early as the elections in 2017. In the short biography provided for his appearance at the Democracy Alliance event George Soros explained his background facing oppression in Nazi and communist controlled Hungary during his childhood and adolescence that will accompany his appearance to start the battle for the left in a U.S. government dominated by conservative and right wing politicians and strategists.
Reference: http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/Categories: Political Donors