The 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle was one of the most bitter and controversial in living memory as Republican Donald Trump overcame the bid of Hillary Clinton to become the first female U.S. President. The rising number of wealthy donors who have been backing both Democratic and Republican candidates and causes have been joined once more by major Democrat donor George Soros who has made a return to political giving after refusing to become involved in a major way in the 2008 and 2012 election campaigns; Soros made his name as a political donor in 2004 when his $27 million backing of the campaign of Democrat John Kerry made headlines around the world, Politico reports.
During both the 2004 and 2016 election cycles the Hungarian born billionaire with a level of personal wealth estimated at more than $25 billion in April 2017 by Forbes explained his belief that these election cycles were among the most important in history. During the 2004 election cycle George Soros explained his belief that President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq was unlawful and added to his belief that the right wing forces in the Bush Administration were too powerful and threatening the freedoms and democracy of the world. Similarly, in 2016, George Soros has been one of the most vocal critics of now President Donald Trump and his use of racist rhetoric on the campaign trail; Soros has gone so far as to explain his belief that the entire world has been placed at risk by the rise of Donald Trump and the right wing extremists who have joined him in The White House. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.
Many conservative commentators have become concerned about the influence of George Soros in elections, but his contributions and political involvement have been largely limited to the 2004 and 2016 elections because of ideological differences between himself and the Administration of President Barrack Obama. That is not to say George Soros has not used his personal fortune in a bid to bring about a better life for millions of people in the U.S. and across the planet, including his remarkable work conducted through the Open Society Foundations the U.S. citizen established in the 1980s to fight against totalitarianism across Eastern Europe and South Africa. In providing $25 million for the campaign of Hillary Clinton, George Soros began a campaign as much in support of his political friend of 25 years as it was a bid to halt the rise of right wing groups across the U.S. Through his work with the Democracy Alliance the battle with Donald Trump has expanded to include a grassroots campaign to elect Democrat’s at local and state level in 2018 backed by George Soros and his fellow Democrat donors determined to battle the rise of Donald Trump.