Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has made it very clears that he does not like President Donald Trump. Soros has been a longtime contributor to Democratic candidates and organizations. But it is Trump who has seemed to energize Soros and bring him back to the forefront of US politics.
In a recent Forbes article, Soros stated that Trump was “doing the work of ISIS.” He went on to explain that Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Islam policies are playing into the hand of terrorist groups like ISIS.
Soros believes that ISIS will use these xenophobic policies to convince young Muslims that the West has declared war on them and the only remedy is to rage war on the US and Europe. Denying Muslims entry int the United States may cause many young Muslims to believe that “there is no alternative but terrorism,” Soros explained. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, George Soros contributed nearly $25 million to Super PACs that supported Hillary Clinton. He also backed many Democratic candidates and initiatives across the country.
His most notable victory was helping to unseat controversial Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff made a national name for himself by railing against illegal immigration and was a staunch supporter of Trump during the election cycle.
Soros’s opposition to Trump’s policies is not just political. Soros himself was once a refugee. He was born in Hungary and lived through the Nazi occupation during World War II. After that, he escaped Communist persecution and fled to England.
He attended the prestigious London School of Economics and began his professional life there. He quickly became one of the most successful hedge fund managers in the world and continues to be listed as one of the richest men in the world.
Over the last few decades, he has become one of the most prolific philanthropists in the world. To date, he has given away more than $12 billion to charities around the globe. Through his Open Society Foundations, he continues to fight for democracy and human rights for all world citizens.
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