George Soros Continues His Political Career Following Trump 2016 Victory
December 3, 2016
George Soros has spent a large amount of time exploring the best ways of bringing democracy to the people of the world through his political donations and the work of his Open Society Foundations. Soros has focused largely on bringing democracy to those trapped in closed societies, such as Russia, through the work of his own Open Society Foundations group since 2008 when he assisted President Barrack Obama’s campaign for the White House; Soros largely sat out the 2012 election cycle and chose instead to focus his efforts on bringing publicity to the refugee crisis that has been growing across parts of the Middle East and Europe in the last decade.
In 2016, George Soros has returned to political giving in the U.S. with a large splash as he embarked on a crusade to assist Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the first female President of the country. Soros had set records in 2004 with donations totaling over $27 million to the campaign of Presidential nominee John Kerry, but came close to breaking his record for political giving in 2016 with around $25 million provided for the Clinton campaign. George Soros returned to the campaign trail after renewing his 25 year friendship with the former Secretary of State and being given access to the Presidential nominee in the buildup to the election to discuss policy ideas with the candidate.
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George Soros provided funding for the campaign of Clinton in a number of different ways as he backed her personal funds, and provided funding for the many Super PAC’s backing the Democrat in her election bid, the Hungarian born former refugee has been revealed to have given around $10 million in donations to Super PAC’s over the course of 2016. The growing importance of Soros in bringing other donors to the Clinton campaign was shown with his invitation to the Democratic convention, an invitation he eventually turned down to continue to monitor the refugee crisis in Europe that has spread from the war torn country of Syria.
Following the end of the 2016 Presidential elections and the victory of Republican Donald Trump, George Soros has not sat back and licked his wounds after the shocking loss for Hillary Clinton. The success of Donald Trump prompted Soros to embark on an appearance at the meeting of the influential Democracy Alliance group at its planned meeting in Washington D.C.; Soros had not planned to appear at the meeting, but has now decided his position as a leader for the left leaning political party requires him to look for new ways of returning the party to power in the 2017 and 2018 state level elections.