George Soros is a powerful figure in the world of politics. The wealthy billionaire has been a strong supporter of the Democratic Party for many years. He has been willing to put his fortune behind the causes he believes in. This includes presidential candidates as well as charitable organizations. Soros had scaled back his involvement in politics. However, the emergence of Donald Trump reinvigorated his desire to influence the presidential election. George Soros’ contributions amounted to tens of millions of dollars in support of Hillary Clinton. Soros truly believed that the Republican Party would not move to address any of the issues that he thought were important to the country.
Ironically, Soros supported the Barack Obama campaign that ran against Hillary Clinton. This is a decision that he would come to regret. George Soros felt like he never got the return on his investment in Obama. As Obama’s presidency evolved, the President did not seem committed to the issues that Soros considered important. He supported Obama again as he ran for a second term. However, it was known among his constituents that he actually favored Clinton. Sources say that he found her more accessible, and easier to relate to. Soros’s relationship with Barack Obama never developed into what he felt it should have been.
Many figured George Soros had lost his taste for politics after his experience with Barack Obama. He had dialed back his political contributions. Much of his charitable investments turned to philanthropic agendas. Soros committed 13 billion dollars over the span of several years to various human rights organizations. Issues such as healthcare and the spread of democracy throughout Europe received much of his attention. Supporting education in the U.S. and around the world has also been a top priority for Mr. Soros.
The emergence of Donald Trump inspired Soros to return to the world of politics. Trump posed a major threat to the Democratic Party. Soros would go on to become one of the largest contributors to the Hillary Clinton campaign in an effort to defeat the Republican nominee. His contributions allowed Clinton to amass financial support that more than doubled the Trump campaign. Soros was inspired by the Clinton effort. It was reported to then Secretary of State that he felt his connection with her was stronger then what he had with President Obama. He regretted backing Obama against Clinton in previous years. Soros called it a mistake. He revealed to Hillary Clinton that he likes to admit regrettable decisions. This endeared him to Clinton supporters.
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