The United States political scene has been almost hard to watch but impossible to look away from over the better part of the past year. The rise of Donald Trump as a real political personality in the USA has turned the entire scope of the machine upside down. The 2016 Presidential Election will surely go down in the history books not just for the change in how American citizens view the system, but also for everything that came after. What people won’t forget, ever, is how George Soros returned to make his voice heard in order to try to steer the country in the right direction in the face of the billionaires and Wall Street executives that comprised Donald Trump’s platform.
George Soros is, of course, a billionaire himself. Born in Hungary, Soros has lived in New York City for the better part of the past fifty years. Soros is one of the most brilliant investors in the world and his work at the Soros Hedge Fund has been something to watch and pay attention to. Soros likely isn’t going to be remembered for his work with the hedge fund and instead is going to be fondly looked back on as a fighter for the people and one of the most important progressive voices of his generation. Donald Trump, the man propped up by the Republican party and the GOP, stands for essentially the opposite of everything we just listened. You can see why George Soros would be compelled to leap into the fight.
To say that George Soros and Donald Trump don’t get along would be an understatement. Trump is a firebrand who uses violent, nationalistic rhetoric in order to try and get his point across. In fact, it got so bad that Soros claimed that Trump was inadvertently “doing the work of ISIS” by becoming a fearmongerer. Soros jumped into the election campaign in order to back Hillary Clinton’s run for President. Soros would come out and donate nearly $25 million to her campaign as well as a slew of other progressive party candidates. His work didn’t go unnoticed and several other high earning investors jumped back into the fray to follow his lead. Getting Soros back wasn’t just a shot in the arm for this election season, but also a powerful motivator for future election campaigns as well.George Soros hasn’t been sitting idly by prior to jumping into the election campaign for Clinton. In fact, he had been busy at work helping local elections by way of his Open Society Foundations. The OSF believes in grassroots activism in communities big and small with the focus of putting power back in the hands of the people so they can claim what they deserve.