George Soros: Trump is a Con Man and will Fail

On January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States took place, much to the dismay of many. Many people have voiced their opinions of his inauguration, as well as their fears of what Trump running the country will lead to. One such person with a very strong opinion, however, is George Soros — he believes that Trump is nothing more than a con-man, and will fail.

Recently, while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, George Soros made his opinion of Trump fairly public. He went on record saying that he is not only convinced Trump will fail as president but is also a “would-be dictator”; operating on another form of government that is the “opposite of open society.” He believes that if Trump could, he would actually be a dictator — but, thankfully, US institutions have too much power in order for him to do that — and can easily prevent him from doing so.

One thing that has many people worried about Trump’s presidency on Snopes is his potential actions. Soros mentioned this fear himself — and said that it is, unfortunately, impossible to pinpoint or determine — and uncertainty is at more of a peak than it’s been a while. He goes on to say that Trump likely doesn’t even have a plan, which is why it’s hard to determine his exact actions — Trump was just focusing on “marketing his brand” rather than actually preparing himself for the presidency on Politico, so he likely has no idea what he’s doing in the first place.

As a holocaust survivor himself, George Soros has a good deal of knowledge about dictatorships — and is likely basing his personal thoughts and opinions of Trump off of his own past experiences as not only a survivor of the holocaust but also a seemingly selfless individual — having pledged over ten million dollars fairly recently to fight hate crimes, both those that occurred after Trump’s election on Biography, and after. Soros has stated that he feels people need to band together to “push back against” the current oppression going on towards multiple different groups. As is plainly obvious, George Soros seemingly is a relatively selfless, and very caring man — willing to do anything it takes to help others in a position of need.

All in all, it’s fairly easy to see why George Soros feels the way he does about Trump and his inauguration. As someone that cares deeply about those affected by oppression, and has previously been under the ruling a dictator, it’s fairly easy to see Soros’ opinions are based on what he believes is best for everyone.

George Soros takes fight for justice directly to its source

Perhaps no one is more attuned to the exigencies of social justice than George Soros. Having lived through the holocaust and experienced firsthand the death of loved ones, Soros understands intimately the perils that systemic injustice imposes on the powerless. His lifelong interest in philosophy has given him a perspective seemingly unique among his elite peers. He’s come to view uplifting the underprivileged and forgotten not just as something he should do but as something he must do. This sense of civic obligation has driven his prolific philanthropy as much as his philosophy has informed it.

Recently Soros has grabbed attention by taking his fight for justice to its source – the district attorneys and judges who administer it. Through his foundations, he has spent over $3 million backing the campaigns of reform-minded prosecutors in local elections across the country. From a social advocacy standpoint this is a brilliant play because district attorney posts are often stepping stones to larger things, like judgeships and positions in the federal courts. District attorneys also wield the power to dismiss charges. This strategy of going after local DA’s has aroused the ire of his political opponents who view his “outside meddling” as unfair.

As mandatory minimum sentencing has revoked the latitude judges once exercised across the country in dolling out fair sentences, the discretion to bring or dismiss cases enjoyed by district attorneys has become perhaps the system’s most important safety valve. Soros sees electing the right prosecutors as a way to remedy the notorious inequities of the drug war as well as a path towards easing the staggering over representation of certain minority groups in the US criminal justice system.

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One of Soros’ donation vehicles, Florida Safety and Justice, infused the campaign of a female former prosecutor named Aramis Ayala with nearly all of its $1.4 million dollar budget. Most of that was spent on television ads. The ads focused on Ms. Ayala’s contention that her opponent, Jeff Ashton, had favored discriminatory policies which lead to higher incarceration rates for minorities. In the end the voters agreed with Ms. Ayala and elected her to be their prosecutor, ending incumbent’s reign after just one term.

Similarly in the town of Caddo Parish, Louisiana a Soros backed candidate named James Stewart defeated incumbent district attorney Dhu Thompson. Thompson was known for hard-line stances on law and order and some had contended his lop-sided prosecutorial record was itself evidence of discrimination. Once again the public sided with the Soros backed progressive candidate.

Despite being a widely recognized financial genius George Soros himself may not be able to take sole credit for this newfound strategy of justice reform. Recently a group called the Women Donors Network released a study confirming that fully 95 percent of all prosecutors in the United States are white and 75 percent are male. It’s long been known that prosecutors, with their unique discretionary powers to instate or dismiss charges, operate at the very hub of the criminal justice wheel. They can act as a force multiplier with any implicit bias no matter how small being repeated every day and on every case across a career that may last decades. That can really add up.

Weather Soros has concocted this scheme on his own or is merely picking it up and running with it, it’s been a successful gambit thus far. Those in his cross hairs have been put on notice.


George Soros Donates Heavily to Democratic Party

While billionaire George Soros has been heavily involved in elections in the past and has been a consistent donor to the democratic party in the United States, it has been noted that he is perhaps the most heavily involved in this current election. His investment totals have been at about twenty five million so far in this election cycle, as he is doing everything he can to try to get Hillary Clinton into the white house on One of the reasons why he has invested so much money into this election is the fact that Soros believes it is imperative to keep Donald trump out of the white house.

With several supreme court justices to be replaced by the next president as well, thus controlling a great deal of major decisions that will take place over the next few decades, it has become all the more important to Soros to keep Trump out of office. The reason why this is a big deal to Soros is the fact that he has been heavily involved in the social aspect of the United States and has worked to reform criminal justice, immigration and religious tolerance. A lot of the decisions that are made in the Supreme Court dramatically affect these types of issues, and based on the fact that the next president is going to put in justices who will probably be here for the next thirty or so years, it has created another level of importance for Soros.

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It is on these issues that he has focused the bulk of his donations. Part of the money that Soros has donated to the Clinton campaign has dealt directly with immigration reform, as he is greatly pushing for immigrants that have come into the country illegally the ability to vote. Immigrants who have made their way into the United States and are living here illegally do not have the right to vote, but George Soros is making strong attempts to change that. Not only is this something that he personally believes in, as immigration reform is one of the biggest things that he focuses on outside of the current election cycle, there is no question that immigrants voting would benefit Hillary Clinton.

Another aspect of his donations have come in the form of a seven million dollar check, which was paid out to a large super PAC, which is essentially guaranteed votes for Hillary Clinton. This was a big deal during the primaries, which saw her take a dramatic leap over her opponent at the time, Bernie Sanders. In this sense, the money that Soros has put forth so far has gone to good use, as it has taken the candidate that he is supporting, Hillary Clinton, and given her a great boost during this election. While he has put up heaps of money in the past to offer his monetary support to the Democratic party, it definitely appears that he is putting everything on the table in 2016, as this proves to be a pivotal election.